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Infant feeding team

Our Infant Feeding Team is based on the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and work with the nurses and doctors to provide extra support to parents with all aspects of feeding during your baby's stay.

The Team

Our team members have a variety of experience ranging from Nursery Nurses to Enhanced Nurse Practitioners and all have a special interest in feeding.  We work closely with the Speech & Language Therapist and Dietitian to support you and your baby's stay on the NICU.

 

Expressing milk -  Breast milk is highly beneficial for preterm and poorly babies. Your NICU nurse will support you to provide breast milk for your baby by showing you how to hand express in the first few days to gain colostrum (mum's first milk).  It is quite common for a mum's milk supply to change during her baby's time in hospital and our Feeding Team can offer extra tips and advice to support you.

Breastfeeding and bottle feeding - NICU nurses are trained to help support you and your little one's feeding journey. The Feeding Team are on hand to offer extra advice and support to help you feel confident in feeding your baby.

Feeding drop in - In our parents' sitting room every Wednesday, it's a great chance to meet other parents, share experiences and top tips, plus get to speak with one of our Feeding Team for further support and advice.

 

Take a look at the leaflets under the Feeding Section on this website for useful information.