Breastfeeding your baby for the first six months allows for the best start in life as per the recommendation from the World Health Organisation.
However, when baby has been born early and/or born very poorly, breastfeeding can be challenging to start and prolong. Your baby needs milk for energy and growth and can be offered donor breast milk given by nasogastric tube, cup or bottle.
Modern manufacturing techniques have improved and researched in order to try and emulate mothers milk. Careful preparation of those milks is required so please read the instructions very carefully.
For mums who wish to bottle feed their babies, please bring two starter packs of formula feed into hospital with you.