The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service works with families to care for babies and young children up to school age.

It's a free service for all Victorian families.

You will visit our MCH nurses at ten key stages of your child's development.

These visits focus on your child and family's wellbeing.

Visits happen at:

What do I need to bring to the appointment?

For your baby’s visit: A spare nappy and equipped nappy change bag and your green book

For your child’s visit: Your green book 

I want to make or change an appointment / I want to talk to a nurse / I am moving to the area:

Call 9840 9188 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm or email us at mchadmin@manningham.vic.gov.au

Where is my closest MCH centre?

Flexible appointments available:

Tuesday evenings at Deep Creek and Doncaster Centres from 4.30pm to 6.30pm by appointment only.

Baby Hub Open session Thursdays 1.30pm to 3.30pm. ( Not Open - Public Holidays)  No appointment needed. 
Birth to 6 months old. Gives parents the opportutnity discuss common parenting concerns / support with breast and bottle feeding difficulties or come and stay for a chat.   

What other parenting support is available for Manningham families?

First time parent groups  A range of topics are discussed at the free sessions which are held once a week for 6 weeks only for first time parents. Mothers and fathers are both encouraged to attend if possible. You will be invited by our nurses soon after your baby turns 4 weeks old.

Starting Solid Foods Presentation

Free to all Manningham families. 
Presentation by a MCH nurse on how to introduce your baby to eating solid foods, what to offer, why and how to start. Exploring the Australian Infant Feeding guidelines and how to help you create a  fun  feeding time for both you and your baby. Online bookings are essential via the booking form on the Starting Solid Foods webpage

Supporting your Child to Sleep presentation

Free to all Manningham families.
For babies aged from 4 to 12 months old
Presentation by a MCH nurse on the specifics of baby / infant sleep patterns, understanding sleep behaviour and the developmental changes that occur as well as why and how to support your under 12 month old to sleep better and for longer.
Online bookings are essential via the booking form on the Supporting Your Child To Sleep webpage.

 

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