Feeding your baby

If you are having twins or more your choices are just the same. Because of the extensive health benefits for both mother and baby, breastfeeding or giving breast milk is the healthiest way for a mother to feed her baby(s).

We are engaged in the Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative UK accreditation process. Our breastfeeding training, advice and support are in line with the Baby Friendly Initiative Standards.

During pregnancy you will be given the opportunity to learn about your feeding choices. This will include the value and benefits of skin contact, closeness and comfort and responding to your baby’s needs.

Being prepared about your chosen feeding method is of great benefit especially if you have chosen to breastfeed.

Infant feeding information will be given and discussed with your midwife and in greater detail in our parent education programme.

We also have an infant feeding workshop which is held twice a month in Ormskirk hospital and will give you all the information and support to help you make your decision.

When your baby is born you will be supported in your chosen method of feeding.

We do not provide formula feed. This means that you will need to bring in your own chosen brand of First Stage infant formula.

Breastfeeding mothers are also supported in the hospital and in the community from local breast feeding support groups breast feeding support groups. These include Families and Babies (FaB), Breast Start, Bosom Buddies and Halton and St Helens Breastfeeding Support service.

Appointments are available with the infant feeding coordinator if special requirements have been identified during your pregnancy, or if you would like to talk about any infant feeding difficulties you have experienced previously.

Infant Feeding Coordinator: Lesley Fawcett 01695 656379

Mother and baby