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

It's a free service for all Victorian families.

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

The visits focus on child and family 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 

Baby Hub Open session Thursdays 1.30pm to 3.30pm. No appointment necessary. 
Birth to 12 months old. Offers parents the opportutnity to visit and discuss parenting concerns / feeding problems or just to chat.   

What other parenting support is available for Manningham families?

First time parent groups to help parents who have had their first child will be invited to be part of a first time parents groups. A range of topics are discussed at the sessions which are held once a week for 6 weeks.

Extra support to families like families with babies of low birth weight or families where mental health is an issue. This extra support is also free and can involve different things like extra home visits from the MCH nurse.

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 stress free fun 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.

Breastfeeding support:

You can see one of our MCH nurses who has a special interest in supporting your breast feeding journey. 

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