Child Health Nurse
Jessica has been working as a Child Health Nurse and Lactation Consultant on the Sunshine Coast since 2012. Prior to settling on the coast Jessica has worked in paediatric hospitals in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and with first time mums of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies in both Melbourne and Cairns. Jessica is passionate about supporting mothers and families to be the best they can be for their babies and children. Jessica believes that when a mother is heard and supported her child will thrive.
With a Masters of Child and Family Health Jessica provides family-centred support and advice for questions around feeding, settling, daily routines, development and maternal wellbeing. Jessica takes a partnerships approach to supporting families and knows that the mother, and family, are the expert in their own baby or child. “Every mother, baby, child and family is different, every family has it’s own unique strengths. It is my role to work with individual families to create a healthy environment for babies and children to grow and thrive.”
Jessica was fortunate enough to have both of her baby boys with Coast Life Midwifery so she knows the importance of continuity of care and being supported by someone who knows you and your family. Jessica is thrilled to be able to provide ongoing support for mums and families understanding the benefit of having “your own Child Health Nurse”.
“Being a mother, and having children, brings deep joy as well as complex challenges. These are best addressed by working with someone who can give you the space and support to find strategies that align with your own personal values and beliefs. There is no one parenting style that works for every mother and child.”
Jessica can attend to general health and development checks for babies and children as well as supporting families with a variety of questions or concerns around;
Sleep and settling
Feeding, including bottle feeding and weaning
Becoming a family
Transition to motherhood
Play and pre school learning