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Health alert: COVID-19

COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at GREEN traffic light level - there is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare. Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [18 January 2023].

Baby care

During your stay with us, our maternity staff will provide you with information to help you care for yourself and your baby. You will need to take care of your body after birth and while breastfeeding. Doing so will enable you to regain your strength and energy. If you have any concerns or questions, please ask medical staff.

Feeding your baby

Our staff will provide you guidance, assistance and support to help you establish and maintain breastfeeding for your baby.  Breastfeeding is the perfect food for babies. It is free, convenient, clean and safe—always available at the right temperature anytime. We will also respect your decision if you do not wish to breast feed and every effort will be made to assist you with the method you choose.

What support services do we provide for this?

  • Breastfeeding your baby
  • Decision aid
  • What should breast milk look like?
  • Formula feeding

More information

Here is some more information on services available to help you and your baby/s have a wonderful breastfeeding journey.

Last updated 3 September 2021
Last reviewed 17 May 2015