Feeding your baby - breast


Breastfeeding gives your baby the best start in life, so it is a good idea to be prepared by finding out about how to breastfeed. For more in depth information about breast feeding, please see the following information on NHS Choices.

Our Trust is accredited with the UNICEF Baby Friendly initiative supporting mothers to breastfeed their babies. 

If you are returning to work, the NHS Choices website offers advice and help.

Whatever method of feeding you choose, your midwife, health visitor, or breastfeeding counsellor can explain how to do it.

Feeding support for you and your baby

There are a number of support groups operating in the county to help breastfeeding mothers. The Trust also employs a Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife.

If you decide not to breastfeed it’s important to know that it may be difficult to change from formula to breastfeeding. If you like, you can breastfeed your baby for a year or more, but you may decide to breastfeed for a shorter time, then change to formula feeding.

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