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Breastfeeding Your Baby During COVID-19

There is a wealth of evidence that breastmilk and breastfeeding reduces the risk of babies developing infectious diseases. Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed directly whenever possible and maximise the amount of breastmilk they are able to provide. At present, there is no evidence that Covid-19 is transmitted through breastmilk. Infection can be spread to the baby in the same way as to anyone else.

 

RSV and Infant Feeding

RSV / Bronchiolitis is predicted to increase dramatically this coming autumn and winter. Breastfeeding protects babies from infections and illness and mothers generate antibodies within 2 hours of exposure to a pathogen to protect their infant with every drop of breastmilk. Breastfeed your baby responsively and keep your baby close to help protect your baby. If your baby does get RSV / Bronchiolitis this leaflet provides feeding guidance until your baby feels better.

 

Infant Feeding Workshop and Feeding Support

Antenatal and postnatal feeding education from 34 weeks gestation to 6 weeks post birth every Friday 12.30 - 3pm at St John’s Church, Egham, Manor Farm Lane, TW20 9HR.

No need to book but if you would prefer to join via weblink please email the infant feeding team: .

 

Practical and Peer Feeding Support

  • ANTENATAL - Discussions and education. Collect syringes and receive practical support with collecting/ storing colostrum from 36 weeks gestation.
  • POSTNATAL - Practical support from trained infant feeding specialists. Peer support from other new parents whatever your feeding choice.
Mondays: 10.30 - 12.30 Revive Coffee Shop, CHERTSEY, 99 Guildford Street KT16 9AS
Tuesdays: 12.30 - 14.30 Moorcroft Community Centre, WOKING, Old School Place GU22 9LY
Thursdays: 10.30 - 12.30 Hall 2, Shah Jahan Mosque WOKING, 149 Oriental Road GU22 7BA
Fridays: 12.00 - 15.00 St John’s Church, EGHAM, Manor Farm Lane TW20 9HR

Please contact the infant feeding team for more details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Come along from 36 weeks gestation for syringes and practical support with collecting colostrum antenatally.

Come along with your baby for postnatal feeding support and to meet other new parents.

For enquiries or feeding concerns please contact the Infant Feeding Team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ask your midwife to refer you.

Please note numbers are limited to 15 people and face masks must be worn at all times.

 

For advice and support with breastfeeding please visit the Children and Family Health Surrey website via this link:

 

Feeding Support Videos

 

Breastfeeding Clinics and Support

For advice and support with breastfeeding please visit the Children and Family Health Surrey website via this link:

On the page, they have a map of local support groups with contact and session details. Sply click on a marker of your nearest venue or enter a post code to search.

 

Breastfeeding Support

 

Community Feeding Support

Due to current advice on social isolating we can no longer run our community infant feeding support groups.

Please email us with any questions and concerns about your baby’s feeding and include your telephone number: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We can offer written, telephone and face to face video messaging support and additional required support can be arranged on a 1:1 basis if required.

 

Maternity Numbers

Call a Midwife Surrey Advice Line
0300 123 5473

Ante-natal Clinic
01932 722389

Maternity Appointments
01932 722366

Joan Booker Ward
01932 722291

Neonatal Ward
01932 722667

Ultrasound Queries
01932 722665

Self Referral Form

Please complete the form linked below giving us as much detail as possible about your self and any previous pregnancies and medical history that you have: