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    Default What do you think is the best resource for new Mums?

    Was your Child Health Nurse good? Midwives or after birth care? sleep school, lactation consultant, baby clinic at your pharmacy ...

    what other resources are available for new parents?

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    My lactation consultant for sure.

    Mater also have a parent support centre that's helpful.

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    My CHN was great. The tressilian and karitane help lines also were helpful. A children's nurse located in a children's doctors surgery made the biggest positive impact on me though.

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    My mchn was the best support for me. She was wonderful, so understanding, and so willing to let me try different ways. Then we moved to a new suburb and a different nurse. I only saw her once and never again. Thankfully, i had the best one when i needed the most help. The second nurse was for my last child. and I knew what I was doing by then. marie.

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    I love our CHN's. I had a different one for each child as the first had changed career paths, but both were fantastic. My first CHN was also a LC, so was a great support there when I needed it for both kids too. The midwives here are also fantastic and spent so much time working on BFing with me while I was in hospital. We needed did make it work properly, but it wasn't for want of support. My boobs are just deficient!

    I also found my Mums group a great support when the kids were all little and Playgroup as well. I've made some great friends who supported me through a very rough patch with DD. They kept her at PG one day and sent me off for coffee as could see I needed a break from her behaviour. I will always love them for that! Saved my sanity.

    I know not all CHN's are good, but we are so lucky here with our medical people. I've yet to meet someone who isn't supportive and helpful. Even the grumpy midwife was good as she told me what I needed to hear when I had high BP instead of what I wanted her to say. And she was right. I was too stressed and I left work early because of her stern, but fair, words.

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    Default What do you think is the best resource for new Mums?

    My mchn was awesome. Because of her I managed to breastfeed until my son was 25 months old.

    I had her mobile number and she was happy for me to call with any questions. When I had mastitis a GP told me to cease breastfeeding. She told me he was wrong, called him to dispute his advice and encouraged me to continue. And because of her I did.

    I had failed at breastfeeding my first 2 but with her help my third was a success!

    So yeah a great mchn was my best resource!
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    My midwife was the best resource when I was a brand new mum. After that it was mostly mums group and my own mum.

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    Bubhub 😊

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    First baby and before, definitely Bubhub and my DIG at the time, and subsequent babies I was fortunate enough to have midwifery care one on one through the midwifery group practice.

    I also found the Hospital's breastfeeding and vbac classes to be a valuable resource also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH-KatiesMum View Post
    Was your Child Health Nurse good? Midwives or after birth care? sleep school, lactation consultant, baby clinic at your pharmacy ...

    what other resources are available for new parents?
    My baby was 2 months old before I got in touch with my CHN- they didn't know we had been released yet...wtf? I never saw the same person more than once. Half the time I had to remind them to do something- e.g. weigh the baby
    So, no they were not good.
    They organised a new mums group and it was beyond awful (we had the first CHN removed as she was horrid and judgemental, after that first visit hardly anyone returned).
    They have been unable to find me a playgroup/mums group since.

    After-care midwives were fab and loved how involved I was in my medication (often would take paracetemol rather than endone). They were all mums themselves and were invaluable.

    The hospital lactation consultant was abrupt and difficult, but knew what she was doing- I only saw her twice.

    The best resource, for me, is the DIG I joined.

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