Support for you and your baby on your parenting journey.



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We know each family is unique. We use evidence-based methods to help parents and babies with sleep difficulties.


Help with breastfeeding - nipple and breast pain, low supply, difficulty feeding, bottle feeding support and much more!


We use a holistic approach to help manage crying, fussing and unsettled babies.


Our next antenatal group session is on the 2nd of June - click below for more dates and bookings



At Newcastle Mums and Bubs, we care about the wellbeing of you and your baby. We are passionate about supporting your journey as parents and making the days enjoyable. We use evidence-based methods, clinical experience and a holistic approach to help each family through their unique challenges.


Dr Colleen van Laar, FRACGP

Colleen loves working with babies, toddlers and families. She is a mum of 3 boys and knows both the challenges and joys of parenting. She works as a GP and is an accredited NDC practitioner, she has also done extra training in mother and infant care, including Breastfeeding Medicine and  Newborn Behavioural Observations Training. She is currently working towards IBCLC certification. 
Professional Memberships include ABM (Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine)


Dr Lisa Collins, FRACGP

Lisa is a GP with 20 years of clinical experience and is a mum of 3. She is passionate about providing high quality, evidence based health care in a non judgemental, supportive manner. Lisa has a special interest in pregnancy and newborn care for both mothers and babies, general paediatrics and women’s health. Lisa is an accredited NDC practitioner. She is currently undertaking further study in breastfeeding and newborn observation assessment.

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Neuroprotective Developmental Care

Lisa and Colleen are both accredited in Neuroprotective Developmental Care. NDC is a holistic approach, based on scientific research and evidence base to bring a new way of supporting parents and babies. Much of our work and approaches are underpinned by our NDC training and the research from the Possums Clinic in Brisbane.



Appointments can be made online by using the booking link below.

You can make further enquiries about appointments by emailing us or calling us on 4089 3462

URGENT appointments - if your problem is of an urgent nature, please call to discuss this and we will do our best to fit you in quickly.

All appointments are privately billed. Medicare card holders will receive a rebate on all in clinic services.
Initial appointments are 1 hour in duration 
Follow up appointments are 30mins in duration
Gap fees range from $36.25-$89.50 depending on the service booked



We are happy to offer telehealth appointments.
These can be booked during normal clinic hours by using the online booking link or by emailing us to discuss suitable alternative times. 
Fees - all telehealth is privately billed. However, if you have seen us face to face prior or your baby is aged under 12 months, you may be eligible for a medicare rebate.



We are located at  Suite 14, 235 Darby St, Cooks Hill

We have free on site parking available

02 4089 3462

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