We believe that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for both you and your baby, and the hospital operates a breastfeeding policy that supports parents and provides recommendations for breastfeeding in the early days.
We have a dedicated team who can advise and support you in the choices you make regarding infant feeding.
They provide antenatal infant feeding workshops, which can be booked via the antenatal office, and work in conjunction with all the maternity team to support your needs on the postnatal ward, utilising the Baby Friendly Initiative principles.
You can call the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0212 or visit the UNICEF website / NCT website.
During your stay with us you will need to provide your own formula. Please do not bring powdered milk in as we do not have the facilities to make up the formula.
We request that you purchase ready made formula. You can store larger cartons in the fridge or you can purchase 70 ml bottles/ cartons to prevent waist.
Our Infant Feeding team have produced a couple of Facebook live videos to help answer any questions you have regarding infant feeding.
You can watch the first one here, and the second one here.
Newborn behaviour: What to expect and when to seek help.