Breastfeeding is the healthiest and most natural way to feed your baby, but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward – learning to feed your baby can take time and patience. The midwifery team are here to support you and give you confidence, so that breastfeeding is enjoyable for both of you.
Babies are all different: some will feed frequently and settle afterwards, some will feed most of the time, and others may be sleepy and need reminding to feed. The midwives and maternity care assistants are all trained in breastfeeding support and will give you personalised advice so that your baby starts to breastfeed at their own pace.
If you have made an informed decision to feed your baby with formula, the maternity team will support you. Our LMS maternity units do not provide formula milk unless your baby requires it for medical reasons. In all other cases you will be expected to provide formula yourself.