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Infant Feeding

 

NGH Infant Feeding Team helpline

07917 504 373 | 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week

We are proud to be a fully accredited UNICEF Baby Friendly Hospital. This means that although we promote breastfeeding, our services are designed to support your feeding journey however you choose.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and Coronavirus (Covid-19) has been made available by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

 

Before your baby is born

At 28 weeks you will be given a leaflet, ‘A Mothers and Other Guide to Feeding and Caring for your Baby’. This is full of useful information to read now, refer to later on and share with your partner/supporter. You will have the opportunity to discuss the leaflet and feeding your baby later on in pregnancy.   

If you have particular concerns about feeding, have had a previous difficult feeding experience or have a complicated pregnancy, we offer additional input which we can tailor to your needs.  Currently this takes place by telephone or video link. 

Please get in touch to discuss:

Phone: 07917 504 373

Email: kate.bates@ngh.nhs.uk

 

Collecting your milk in pregnancy

We continue to encourage women with diabetes and others to hand express their breastmilk antenatally (before baby is born). You can talk to a midwife about this when you come in for your antenatal appointment at around 36 weeks. If you are interested she can give you a starter pack and a leaflet with all the all the equipment and information you will need about expressing, storing and transporting your colostrum (first milk).

 

After your baby is born

Staff will support you with feeding your baby after birth, in hospital.  If you are breastfeeding, you can expect a call at home from the NGH Infant Feeding Team on Day 3 (the day your baby is born is Day 0).

Before you leave hospital staff will let you know what to expect in terms of telephone consultations and appointments. 

You can ask any feeding related questions at any appointments / consultations.

If you would like any extra help learning to breastfeed you can call the NGH Infant Feeding Helpline 07917 504 373, 7 days a week, 08.00 – 20.00.

 

Local

10-14 days: NGH Infant Feeding Team 07917 504373, 8am – 8pm, 7 days per week.

After 10-14 days: Health visitor-run Infant Feeding Team 07795 110109, 9am – 3pm, 7 days per week.

 

National

 
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