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Baby: Support With Feeding My Baby

Congratulations on your gorgeous new arrival. Over the next few days we will be supporting you and your family as you get to know your new baby and learn how you can feed and best care for him or her.

The first few weeks can be a challenging and rewarding time, especially for mothers who have just had their first baby. You are not alone and we are there to help you work it all out. Surrounding yourself with good support and information will help you to get to know your new baby and learn what works for your new family.

Breastfeeding is the perfect food for babies. It is free, convenient, clean and safe - always available at the right temperature anytime.

More information

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

QLD Health help line - phone 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). This is a 24 hours a day, 7 day a week helpline which is staffed by nurses. Please ask to speak to a qualified child health nurse or a lactation consultant who will be able to provide advice on any breastfeeding issues.

Formula feeding

If it is not possible to feed your baby breastmilk, or you make an informed decision to feed your baby with formula, there is some useful information here.

Last updated: 19 May 2017