Infant feeding

Useful information


Lullaby Trust – Safer Sleep for Babies: A Guide for Parents and Carers

ICONInfant crying and how to cope

In-house patient information leafletExpressing your milk before baby arrives

Patient information videos

Good attachment will help a baby get more milk and make breastfeeding more comfortable. This video shows why good attachment is so important to breastfeeding success and what a mother can do to deeply attach her baby to her breast.

Nancy Mohrbacher, Lactation Consultant discusses and demonstrates ‘laid back’, ‘natural’ breastfeeding positions to support breastfeeding in the early days.

This video discusses guides mothers through how to hand express, and talks about the times when hand expression might be useful.

Colostrum harvesting

Colostrum harvesting is the process of expressing, collecting and storing your colostrum in late pregnancy to feed to your baby after birth if needed. For more information please watch this video and speak with your midwife.

Celebrating Breastfeeding Week 1st – 7th June 2020

The theme for this year’s Celebrating Breastfeeding Week is ‘Promoting and supporting breastfeeding during the Covid-19 pandemic’.

The Infant Feeding Team at NDHT has been working hard to adapt its resources and services to meet the current challenges, and as part of celebrating breastfeeding week, we are launching our breastfeeding workshop as an online recording.

We now have a dedicated Infant Feeding Clinic 3 days a week.

You can be referred into our Infant Feeding Clinic by your midwife to receive focused feeding support via video or telephone call.

Facebook support group

We also have a new Facebook group set up to provide you with up to date, evidence based information and resources to help you on your feeding journey, come join us:

Infant Feeding Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Last updated: May 27, 2022