After the birth of your baby (up to six weeks)

Assessment and care can be provided to you, up to six weeks after the birth of your baby, in the following situations (during business hours, you should consider contacting your GP or your obstetrician) :

  • You have breast inflammation and pain. For breastfeeding issues please call Mater Mothers’ Breastfeeding Support Service on 07 3163 8847 between 7.30 am and 3.30 pm, or the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) on 1800 686 268 (24-hour service).
  • You have unusual vaginal bleeding (i.e. increase in amount) or offensive smelling vaginal loss
  • You have any concerns about your wound (i.e. showing any signs of infection)
  • You have a fever or feel unwell
  • If your baby is unwell: call an ambulance, contact your GP or paediatrician, or take your baby to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department.


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