A Mothercraft nurse has specialist qualifications, knowledge and a depth of experience in Postnatal and Early Parenting care for newborns through to preschoolers.
Our knowledge and training includes lactation and breastfeeding, responsive sleep and settle strategies, feeding issues, routine management, growth and development assessment, toddler behavioural management and maternal health. We have been trained to have a holistic and “big picture” approach in order to provide the best, most practical solutions to suit each individual family and their needs.
So when one of our Nurses comes to your home, you can trust our advice and the welfare of your baby or toddler under 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 work in a regulated industry and must be registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) under 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 a depth of 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 Maternal Health Specialists we work with so that you have qualified, professional support to help support you and your partner.