If new parents are having some ups and downs getting their new baby feeding or settling comfortably, Child and Family Health Services can provide a day support service. A nurse will spend several hours with the parent at one of the larger Child and Family Health centres, helping the parent to understand their baby's needs. This may include provision of breastfeeding support, health information, reading baby's cues and tips on settling the baby.
Parents are referred to Day Service by a Child and Family Health nurse.
If necessary, after sending time at Day Service, parents may be referred to Torrens House for extra support in the residential service.
Day Service staff work in partnership with parents.
The goals of Day Service are:
- to ensure that all parents and caregivers are supported to resolve feeding and settling issues for infants, from birth to one year of age;
- to increase the confidence and knowledge of parents in managing feeding and settling issues;
- to promote parent and infant relationships.
Clients attend Day Service in the morning and are supported by the local Child and Family Health nurse throughout the day.
Referral occurs via local Child and Family Health nurses.
Telephone: 1300 733 606
(line open 9am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday)\
If you need to cancel an appointment, please provide us with as much notice as possible. If phoning after hours, please leave a message on the answering machine.
All Child and Family Health Services are free and statewide. They are provided by qualified nurses, medical staff, social workers, physiotherapists and Indigenous Cultural Consultants.