Feeding your baby

Mater Mothers’ Private Redland endorses the World Health Organisation’s recommendation that breastfeeding is the best source of nourishment for newborn babies. Our experienced midwives are able to provide you with breastfeeding support and information.

In keeping with our Mission and Values, 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 you will be required to bring:

  • one tin of newborn infant formula
  • bottles
  • teats of your choice

Please put your name on any personal belongings you bring to the hospital. Mater Mothers’ Private Redland cannot accept responsibility for the loss of any of these items.

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 based in South Brisbane and run by qualified lactation consultants who are experienced in caring for newborn, premature and special needs babies.

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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