The Mater

Classes During Your Stay

Group education classes have been moved online due to COVID restrictions


Breastfeeding Classes are held Monday to Friday in the Maternity Patient Lounge. Topics covered include:

  • How to latch your baby
  • hand expressing
  • prevention of mastitis
  • how often to breastfeed your baby
  • diet related issues
  • community resources

Transition from hospital to home – getting to know your new baby

Tuesday / Thursday / Sunday

All babies are different and have their own personality and temperament, which will influence your choice of settling techniques. The class covers areas such as tired signs, how to wrap your baby, age appropriate ‘awake’ and ‘interaction’ times, avoiding over stimulation, provides a number of different settling methods and, of course, what to do if your baby does not settle and support networks for when you leave hospital.

We invite all mothers and their partners to this informative class.

Daily Bathing Demonstration

Bathing your baby should be a special time for both you and your baby. To make you feel more confident it is advisable that you and your partner attend one or more bathing demonstrations prior to attempting the bathing. The classes are held in the General Nursery. When you decide to bath your baby, a mothercraft nurse will be available to support and guide you throughout the bathing activity.

shutterstock_45514105_massageBaby Massage Class

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30am (after the bathing class)

Help your baby learn to recognise your touch and begin to develop a healthy attachment. Learn to respond to different cues from your baby. The class is run by the Maternity Physiotherapist.

Physiotherapy classes (fees apply).

Monday / Wednesday / Friday