The Maternal and Child Health Service is run by Yarra Ranges Council to provide information and support to new parents and families.
Nurses are qualified in general nursing, midwifery and family and child health and offer health and development checks, support and advice for mothers and children from birth to six years of age.
The service offers 10 key age and stage development consultations: a home visit; then at the Chirnside service at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years and 3.5-4 years.
For bookings and further information about the service, including immunisations, please call 1300 368 333.
The Chirnside service provides:
introduction to solid food and general nutrition
information on childhood illness
guidance on the prevention of childhood injury
advice on sleeping and settling
behaviour management and positive parenting.
information on infant feeding – both breastfeeding and formula feeding