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My name is Jean Paterson and I am a registered nurse and midwife with more than 25 years experience, in general and midwifery. I have been practicing as a Child and Family Health Nurse for the last 9 years.

Currently I am employed at a Tresillian day stay unit and have been there for 4.5 years. Through my experience I have worked with many families and assisted them with their transition and adjustment to parenting. This assistance has been with breast feeding, sleep and settling and realistic expectations and goals. Apart from this I also have been facilitating Antenatal Parenting Classes in a private Sydney Hospital, for the last 10 years. I have 2 Teenage sons and I live on the lower North Shore.

I can come to your house and assist you with the sleep and settling of your newborn. If possible it is best to do this before the peak of crying period of 6-8 weeks, however any time is suitable. Over a 2 hour period, I can assist you with hands on settling of the baby; discuss normal baby behaviour, and the recognition of baby tired cues. Also I can assist you with any feeding concerns that you may be experiencing.


Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse; 1984
  • Registered midwife: 1989
  • Graduate diploma in Medical-surgical Nursing (UTS); 1992
  • Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health (Tresillian) 2005
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.(IBCLC) 2010


Professional Associations

  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • NSW Nurses Association
  • NSW Child and Family Health Nurses Association

My name is Amanda McDonald. I am a registered Mothercraft nurse who has been working both in the public and private community for 25 yrs.

The early five years were spent raising my three children and working at Tresillian. I then embarked on what would be a long relationship with the maternity unit at the Mater Hospital spanning 22 years. I have combined this with one on one work in short consultations spanning 2 and 3 hours in the community.

Over the last thirty years I have acquired a wealth of knowledge in offering support with breastfeeding, settling, routines, solids, and of course, parental support to help you “guide your ship in the direction you want to head.”


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