The evidence available indicates that breastfeeding has a range of health benefits for infants, children and mothers. Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane promotes, encourages and supports breastfeeding. We believe that almost every woman, when given accurate information and education with adequate support and encouragement, can achieve successful lactation and breastfeeding.
If you, or your baby, have special requirements your midwife or doctor may refer you to the Mater Mothers’ Breastfeeding Support Service. This specialist service is run by qualified lactation consultants who are experienced in caring for newborn, premature and special needs babies.
Mater supports the World Health Organisation's Ten Steps to successful breastfeeding which states that every facility providing maternity services and care for newborn infants should:
While Mater supports these recommendations we respect your right to choose how you feed your baby, and will support your decision with guidance and advice.
If you have chosen to bottle feed your baby, please bring with you one tin of newborn formula, bottles, teats, a soft bottle brush and an airtight container for storage.
For your reference Mater Mothers' Private Brisbane produces a number of breastfeeding resources.
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3 pm to 8 pm
Rest period 1 pm to 3 pm
South Brisbane QLD 4101
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