ABOUT BABY CARE ADVICE
Baby Care Advice website was established in 2002 by Rowena Bennett to provide professional parenting information on the care of babies, the unique needs of babies, and advice on how to prevent and resolve well baby care problems.
I was a registered nurse and midwife before having children of my own. Like many parents, I suffered from chronic sleep deprivation and postpartum depression as a result of the stress associated with caring for crying, sleepless babies. Thankfully, not infant feeding problems.
The challenges I experienced in caring for my babies influenced my professional career. After my youngest started school, I trained as a mental health nurse and later undertook further studies to become a child health nurse and lactation consultant (IBCLC).
From 1995 to 2015 I was employed as a child health nurse to assist parents to resolve infant feeding and sleeping problems and provide parenting advice at an Early Parenting Education Center in Australia. There, I literally worked side by side with parents and their babies for 8 hours a day for 4 to 5 days in a row. Working so closely with families provided countless opportunities to observe first-hand a diverse range of feeding and sleeping problems that trouble healthy babies and toddlers.
My years working at the center provided opportunities to learn what works and what doesn’t when it comes to the care of physically well babies. And how to adapt infant feeding and settling strategies to meet the needs of individual babies and their families.
Baby Care Advice Consultations
From experience, I know it’s not necessary to be in the same room with a physically well baby in order to assess the reason for feeding and sleeping problems, or to advise parents on ways to resolve the problem. In such a technologically advanced age, it’s possible to provide a professional consultation service via telephone, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Skype.
In 2002, I decided to start an online parenting consultation service. Hence, Baby Care Advice website was developed. Since that time, we have assisted thousands parents from around the globe to resolve their baby or toddler care problems.
Our consultants have been hand-picked for their knowledge, experience, dedication in assisting struggling families and compassionate personalities.
Our high success rate is due to an in-depth knowledge of child development, feeding and sleeping problems affecting well babies and toddlers. Through a comprehensive assessment we pay attention to the small but significant details that others overlook.
We love what we do! Knowing that we played a role in helping parents to resolve a problem that has caused them weeks or months of stress and sharing the joy that parents experience when they discover how much fun it is to care for their now content child, is priceless.
Rowena has over 20 years of experience guiding parents on how to resolve well baby care problems.
Rowena's speciality areas include infant feeding and sleeping problems, including feeding aversion and tube weaning.
Registered Nurse - Certified Midwife - Certified Mental Health Nurse - Certified Child Health Nurse - Graduate Diploma in Health Promotions - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Lindsay has been working with a Rowena for several years and also had her own consulting business helping parents overcome feeding issues. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in baby’s behavioural feeding therapies. Having previously successfully assisted many babies with breast, bottle, solids and tube feeding aversions.
Lindsay was first introduced to Rowena 3 years ago as a client, through her own tube-fed baby Rigby. Through her own first hand experience, Lindsay understands how stressful a behavioural feeding aversion can be! Having successfully weaned Rigby from her feeding tube, she quickly found her passion in helping parents overcome feeding aversions.
Rebecca has 15 years experience working with both children and adults to support swallowing/feeding and communication difficulties and has completed further professional development in the area of paediatric feeding.
Rebecca first worked with Rowena following the birth of her eldest son 5 years ago to successfully solve breast feeding concerns, and sought further support last year with tube, breast and bottle feeding of her second son, born prematurely. Working with Rowena and experiencing success really sparked Rebecca’s interest in paediatric feeding challenges and it perfectly complements and supports her role as a speech language pathologist.