Newborn to 3 months

The birth of a baby brings not only rapid and remarkable physical changes but also a profound adjustment for the entire family.

 

At Coast Life Families, we recognise the magnitude of these transitions and the unique stressors and pressures they can bring; and we specialise in supporting you through these transformative moments.

We take the time to get to know you and your family, and provide personalised care that focuses on your unique needs. We provide baby wellness checks, assistance with feeding, support with sleep deprivation, assessments of unsettled babies, and a supportive ear when you feel overwhelmed and uncertain in these early stages.

 

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In line with the Child Health Record (red book), it is recommended that every baby has a full physical examination at a week and 4 weeks of life. At Coast Life Families we understand the importance of these examinations to ensure your baby has transitioned adequately to life outside of the womb. The assessment includes review of how your baby is feeding and their growth. It also gives us the opportunity to ensure the whole family is adapting to your new life and support you all appropriately.

Newborn Health Checks

In line with the Child Health Record (red book), it is recommended that every baby has a full physical examination at a week and 4 weeks of life. At Coast Life Families we understand the importance of these examinations to ensure your baby has transitioned adequately to life outside of the womb. The assessment includes review of how your baby is feeding and their growth. It also gives us the opportunity to ensure the whole family is adapting to your new life and support you all appropriately.

Immunisations

The first doses of the recommended vaccines on the Queensland Immunisation Schedule fall in the period between 6 and 8 weeks of age. We are able to answer any questions or queries regarding these vaccines and counsel you accordingly before and following administration. Vaccinations are offered as individual appointments or as part of ongoing child health support packages.
We pride ourselves on providing an environment that is family centred, relaxed and not time pressured. This flexibility assists when we are giving vaccines to ensure the process is as stress free as possible.

Feeding support including breast feeding

Feeding is obviously viewed as the number one priority in this period and can be the most stressful and challenging of new skills. Our specialised team includes a Lactation Consultant who can provide support around infant feeding at the breast or bottle. Every mother and baby is different so one on one individualised care is the best way to ensure successful, settled and comfortable feeding experiences, no matter what form that may take.

Assessment for tongue or lip tie

If a tongue, or lip tie is suspected, especially if feeding is being affected, our Lactation Consultant makes a full oral and feeding assessment. This review determines if only further feeding support is required or if a tongue tie release is warranted. Our Lactation Consultant can also prepare a report for a specialist paediatric dentist if the family requires this for a lip tie release.

Tongue tie release (frenotomy)

A frenotomy can be performed in the clinic immediately after the lactation consultant assessment, if it is deemed necessary. The utmost care is taken to ensure your baby is as comfortable as possible through the procedure and you are most welcome to be present if you desire. As part of the frenotomy procedure we offer telephone follow up 24-48 hours post procedure and a follow up appointment with our Lactation Consultant to assess the efficacy of the tongue tie release.

Blood sample collection
Specialising in babies, we are able to recognise the need for certain blood tests, order them and collect them in a relaxed, spacious environment that minimises the impact to you and your baby. We then interpret the results and feedback to you with any additional planning that may be required. We are also able to collect bloods that have been ordered by another practitioner. These blood tests could include the Newborn Screening Test, jaundice screening and thyroid function testing.

Drop in weighs

Please feel free to use the baby scales in the Coast Life Families building at any time. If you have any questions or concerns please see our friendly reception staff at the time or phone the clinic to ask if our Child and Family Health Nurse or Neonatal Nurse Practitioner are available for a chat or to book an appointment.

Please feel free to use the baby scales in the Coast Life Families building at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please see our friendly reception staff at the time or book an appointment via the button below.

Service Rates

Child Health Nurses / Lactation Consultant
Appointment Length
Cost
Long consultation
60 minutes
$150
Follow up consultation
30 minutes
$80
Lactation consultation
60 minutes
$180*
Home visit
60 minutes
$240**

*Private health insurance may cover Lactation Consultations.
**Location over 15km from Maroochydore may incur additional travel costs.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Appointment Length
Cost
Long consultation
60 minutes
$145*
Home Visit
60 minutes
$240**

*Out of pocket cost following Medicare rebates.
**Location over 15km from Maroochydore may incur additional travel costs.

Support Packages

Child health support package

  • 12 months of support.

  • Approximately x 10 60 minute clinic appointments.

  • Growth and development assessments.

  • Feeding, sleep, settling and parent crafting advice.

  • Unlimited phone support during this period.
  • Scheduled immunisations up until 12 months, if desired.

$2000.00
(payment plan options available)

No medicare rebates available

In home postnatal package

  • Support through the first 6 weeks following birth.
  • Includes x 5 weekly 60 minute appointments.
  • x 4 home visits and x 1 clinic appointment (1 or 4 week check).
  • Full support whilst you transition into parenthood.
  • Unlimited phone support during this period.
  • Feeding, sleep, settling and parent crafting advice.

$900.00
(payment plan options available)

No medicare rebates available

Frenotomy package

Tongue tie release
(frenotomy) package

Lactation consultant appointment
  • 60 minute clinic appointment
Frenotomy
  • 30 minute clinic appointment
  • Follow up phone call
Follow up lactation appointment
  • 30-60 minute clinic appointment

$350

No medicare rebates available

TESTIMONIAL

“Jess and Jane are marvelous.

 They helped me through so much in those blurry first few months with my son. I always left our appointments feeling a little bit lighter after a chat with women who understand what I’m going through and offer gentle guidance with no judgement. Would recommend to anyone!”

– Bree Buchanan