Being a new mum is tough at the best of times, so there is a whole new challenge in breastfeeding, sleeping and more during the coronavirus pandemic.
And life isn't just different for parents - babies have less facial cues when people are wearing masks, for example.
But Wodonga Council's maternal and child health nurses are doing everything they can to support families despite the pandemic.
Killara's Marnie Morey has been receiving advice about her first-born Elsie, who is now 13 weeks old.
"Speaking to my maternal and child health nurse was really helpful," she said.
"The phone support has been better than I expected.
"We went through a particularly challenging time, and that's when I was referred to a lactation consultant."
Tamara Cox supported Mrs Morey through a series of phone conversations.
"I offered that extra support between her appointments with her maternal and child health nurse, focusing solely on breastfeeding," Ms Cox said.
"Our service still has a face-to-face component, certainly for young babies, and we're doing as much via telephone as we can.
"We're qualified midwives, but we also look after children right up to six years of age and their families."
Ms Cox said in light of Breastfeeding Week (August 1 to 7), it was important parents knew of support.
"Western cultures tend to be lower [in breastfeeding statistics] than the global average; the natural term of breastfeeding can be very different depending on what country you are looking at," she said.
"We'll support mums for all of their breastfeeding journey, whatever that looks like for them.
"We want it to be talked about, to normalise it, and to highlight the importance of it."
Mrs Morey urged other mums to seek help.
"It does take quite a lot of sticking with it at times," she said.
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"There's a lot of guilt around breastfeeding, whether people should be doing it, if it's too hard.
"I think mums just need to be prepared that it's not always going to be easy, but if it's something they want to do and they're passionate about, there is plenty of help around."
Between phone calls with nurses, Mrs Morey is giving Elsie plenty of time to face-gaze, and she's also finding new ways to connect during stage three restrictions.
"There's lots I'm missing at the moment; a lot of our immediate family and friends are on the other side of the border," she said.
"A lot of photos are being sent of Elsie.
"It's tough ... but it's what we've got to do."