Your Child and Family Health Nurse is usually your first port of call for parenting issues (feeding, settling and sleeping), but make sure you also establish contact with a family doctor to visit when your baby is unwell. Either of these can refer you to other parenting services, such as a day stay or residential family care facility. Your doctor can also refer you to a specialist if necessary. You can also refer to the list of support services in your Child’s Personal Health Record.
Keep a list of emergency numbers in your phone. After hours, call a parenting or 24 hour telephone support line.
Keep a list of emergency numbers in your phone. After hours, call a parenting or 24 hour telephone support line. If you ever have thoughts about harming your baby or yourself, call the mental health crisis line in your state, a 24 hour crisis line or the emergency line 000.
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