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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.

 

Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshops and Support

Good news! Our antenatal breastfeeding workshop is back up and running from the comfort of your own home.

Join our virtual breastfeeding class on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. Recommended for couples who are around 34 weeks pregnant.

 

Infant Feeding Community Support

Mondays: 10.30-12.30 Revive Coffee Shop, CHERTSEY 99 Guildford Street KT16 9AS (join Little Lights Facebook page for tickets)
Tuesdays: 14.30-16.30 Moorcroft Community Centre WOKING Old School Place GU22 9LY (drop in)
Wednesdays: 11.00-15.00 Weybridge Maternity Hub WEYBRIDGE Churchfield Pavillion, Churchfield Rd KT13 8BZ (appointment only)
Thursdays: 12.30-14.30 Ashford Maternity Hub ASHFORD Ashford Hospital, London Road TW15 3AA (drop in)
Fridays: 12.00-14.00 St John’s Church EGHAM Manor Farm Lane TW20 9HR (drop in)
Fridays: 09.00-17.00 Tongue Tie Clinic ST PETER’s HOPSPITAL (appointment only)

 

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:

 

Breastfeeding Workshop Videos

  1. Introduction
  2. Anatomy
  3. The Value of Breastfeeding
  4. Breastmilk Components
  5. Skin to Skin
  6. Positioning and Attachment
  7. Getting off to the Best Start
  8. Signs That Your Baby is Hungry
  9. Troubleshooting Problems
  10. Antenatal Colostrum Harvesting

 

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.

Please make sure you have had at least two breastfeeds observed and are confident in independently latching your baby onto the breast before you are discharged home from hospital.

 

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: