Health For Mums & Children

Having a family is a big job.

Our experienced Maternal and Child Health Nurses, together with Aboriginal Health Workers, will help you through those early days and months, with home visits and / or clinic appointments.

Our Maternal and Child Health program is free and includes help and information for families with children aged 0-5 years.

We are part of the MDAS Early Years team, and we work closely with our Koori Maternity Service, Early Learning team and Family Support Services.

Along with caring for you and your partner, as you adjust to being new parents, we also offer baby health and developmental checks so you can feel confident that your little one is healthy - contact us today for more information.

MDAS offers home visits for the first five weeks following the birth of your baby and our service can do extra visits either at the clinic or at your home ifl you need extra support.

MDAS Maternal and Child Health provides a full childhood immunisation service and can do a complete Aboriginal health check on your baby/child, every nine months.

Either phone or call into MDAS in Mildura or Swan Hill and ask for our Maternal and Child Health Nurse or an Aboriginal Health Worker.

We would love to speak with you about your baby or your child’s health and development.

Our program can offer support and information on:

  • Feeding and nutrition…especially breastfeeding
  • Safe sleeping and settling
  • Child health and development
  • Childhood illnesses prevention
  • Accident and injury prevention
  • Oral health
  • Play and learning (we offer great ideas for interaction with your child that will help with his or her learning and development e.g. reading, song and dance and playgroups)
  • Maternal and paternal health and wellbeing
  • Referrals to other health professionals or organisations as needed.