Important information about breastfeeding, formula feeding and infant feeding
Our Maternity and Neonatal unit are fully accredited as 'UNICEF Baby Friendly'. This means that we have reached and maintained best practice standards to support mothers with breastfeeding and those who choose to formula feed their baby.
There is an infant feeding team, who are able to give additional support and advice should you and your baby require this. All staff within the maternity unit and neonatal unit are trained to support mothers with feeding their baby.
The following information is really important . It tells you where you can get additional support when you leave hospital, how to tell breastfeeding is progressing well and how to express and store your breastmilk. There is also a link to the UNICEF Baby Friendly website where you can download a helpful leaflet on caring for your baby at night.
A 24-hr infant feeding support helpline for all mothers discharged from UHNM is available at the free-standing birth unit at County Hospital, tel: 01785 230059.
You will be able to discuss feeding and receive face-to-face support at County Hospital.
For further information about reducing the risk of cot death, please go to:
We encourage you to find your local support group, some of which are ran by Health professionals and others which are ran by parents. They are valuable sources of support in the early weeks and months. The information is updated on a monthly basis.
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We would encourage you to find out what groups are ran locally in your childrens centre.
www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly- Information on feeding your baby and relationship building
firstname.lastname@example.org- Baby sleep Information Source
www. Lullabytrust.org.uk- Safer sleep for your baby.