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The Child and Family Health Service acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Country throughout South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their ongoing and deep spiritual connection and relationship to land, air, sea, waters, community and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.


The Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) provides free consultations for parents requiring support.

CaFHS offers appointment times to support parents with their new baby.

During these appointments a CaFHS nurse may:

  • check on the growth and development of the baby
  • provide advice about sleeping and settling, feeding
  • assist new parents to better understand their baby's needs and read their baby's cues
  • provide breastfeeding support
  • provide health information
  • refer parents to other healthcare services or healthcare professionals where required.

All CaFHS services work in partnership with parents.


To make an appointment with a CaFHS nurse telephone: 1300 733 606 between 9.00am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

If you need to cancel an appointment, please provide us with as much notice as possible. If phoning after hours, please leave your contact details.