A Mothercraft nurse has specialist paediatric training and qualifications in Postnatal and Early Childhood care for newborns through to pre schoolers. Our aim is to guide parents through one on one advice/counselling and “hands on” support.
Our knowledge and training includes lactation and breastfeeding, responsive sleep and settle strategies, feeding issues, routine management, assessing milestone development, behavioural management and play.
So when one of our Nurses comes to your home, you can trust the welfare of your baby or toddler into our care.
The nursing qualification of Mothercraft Nursing was historically obtained from an intensive, 18 month live-in course at Tresillian or Karitane (in NSW). Like all other health professionals we must be registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) through the national Nurses and Midwifery Board.
We have the medical training and knowledge to be able to assess and identify the causes behind babies and toddlers who are not thriving, developing or sleeping within normal developmental expectations. This may include some medical conditions such as reflux or other gastroenterological issues, food allergies or intolerances, common early childhood illnesses and any breast or formula feeding problems.
We also have the knowledge and experience to assess mums presenting with symptoms of perinatal anxiety or depression that may be contributing to feelings of being unable to cope within normal expectations. It is so important to seek the right professional support to help you through this period.
In these and other instances we would refer you to your own or other Specialists we work with so that you have the right support at the right time.