Baby care

At Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, the caring continues with expert baby care advice for all our new mums. There’s so much to discover about caring for your new baby, it can be a little daunting. Here, we aim to ease any concerns you may have, help you cope with the changes in your body and prepare you for your exciting new role as a parent.
 

Video resources

At Mater Mothers’ we deliver more than 12 000 babies each year and work closely with our new mums to help them become confident in caring for their baby. We share a range of tried and tested tips to help you learn about how your baby’s developing. Explore our resources below to find out more.
 

Baby care resources
Bathing your baby

Bathing your baby

Changing your baby's nappy

Changing your baby's nappy

Cord care for your new baby

Cord care for your new baby

How to wrap your baby

How to wrap your baby

Newborn tests and screening

Newborn tests and screening

Breastfeeding essentials

Breastfeeding essentials

Skin-to-skin to support breastfeeding

Skin-to-skin to support breastfeeding

Expressing your breast milk

Expressing your breast milk

Parent education classes

Parent education classes

Baby and infant reflux

Baby and infant reflux

Monitoring your preterm baby's growth

Monitoring your preterm baby's growth

Mater Baby Products

Mater Baby Products

Helping your toddler adjust to your new baby

Helping your toddler adjust to your new baby

Nutrition advice for new mums

Nutrition advice for new mums

 

Parenting Support Centre

Mater Mothers' Parenting Support Centre offers early parneitng support and guidance for parents up to six months after the birth of their baby. 

Support can be provided to help address issues including:

  • breastfeeding and feeding
  • sleep and settling
  • emotional wellbeing
  • infant interactions
  • adjusting to your new role as a parent/caregiver.

Breastfeeding Clinic

For further information about this service, or to book an appointment, please contact the Parenting Support Centre in Brisbane on 07 3163 2229.
 

Mater Baby Products

Developed by Mater Midwives + Mums and made from high quality materials, Mater's range of ultra soft nappies will support the absorbency needs of growing babies—from your littlest miracle to the most active toddler.
 

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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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