Infant feeding support
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.
Infant feeding leaflets
Infant feeding resources- COVID-19
Breastfeeding resources Videos and leaflets. Positioning and attachment, expressing, responsive feeding, Foreign language information
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Global health media- Videos- available in a wide range of languages- Positioning and attachment, how to tell baby is getting enough, nipple pain.
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.
We would encourage you to find out what groups are ran locally in your children's centre.
- www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly- Information on feeding your baby and relationship building
- email@example.com- Baby sleep Information Source
- www.Lullabytrust.org.uk - Safer sleep for your baby.
- Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust - for further information on local and South Staffordshire breastfeeding support
- UNICEF Baby Friendly initiative
- NHS / PHE supportsite on Facebook
For further information about reducing the risk of cot death, please go to: