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Infant Feeding

We are here to support you with your feeding choices.

Talk to your midwife and health visitor who can answer your questions and give you some tips to help get feeding started.

We want to help and support you look at feeding options and to make the right feeding choice for you and your family.  

Remember you don’t have to make a decision about how you will feed your baby until you hold your baby in your arms.

Rotherham’s Infant feeding Team provide a specialist breastfeeding clinic to support mothers and babies and can be contacted via: rgh-tr.rotherhaminfantfeedingteam@nhs.net

Thinking of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding can help to give your baby the very best start in life. Your milk is made for your baby and changes during each feed, and throughout the day according to your baby’s needs. YOUR milk is designed for YOUR baby. 

Formula milk is made from cow’s milk. It is a standard recipe for all babies. It does not change according to your baby’s needs as breast milk does.

Breastfeeding provides your baby with so much more than food; breastfeeding offers your baby comfort and protection too.

Why not come along to one of our breastfeeding workshops for expectant parents. Ask your midwife or contact Wharncliffe Ward for further information.

Please note that our face to face support sessions are currently on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Here are some videos of our team telling you more about feeding your baby.

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out and about with your baby - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoMmVOfVt3Q&list=PL_FX9m6nhOeTedmrNVXdAtOE5FuGJDHj_&index=10

How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoBTDKsFXqs&list=PL_FX9m6nhOeTedmrNVXdAtOE5FuGJDHj_&index=11

Formula Feeding

 

Here is some further information and guidance which you may find useful:

Breastfeeding better for you better for your baby 

Building a relationship with your baby following birth

Baby’s first feed

Building a relationship with your baby before birth

Getting to know your baby’s cues

How to breastfeed well 

How to know you baby is getting enough milk

Expressing your milk

Dads can help too

Breastfeeding out and about

Where to find local support (Breast Buddies Facebook group)

Useful Links

Local Contacts

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Rotherham Hospital
Moorgate Road
Rotherham
 S60 2UD 


For enquiries & info call switchboard 01709 820000 

Patient Experience Team
01709 424461
Tell us about your experience
your.experience@nhs.net

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests
01709 425097 
rgh-tr.freedomofinformation@nhs.net