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Infant Feeding Specialists

The Infant Feeding Specialists provide support and information in all aspects of infant feeding, and support mothers in the initiation and establishment of their chosen method of feeding.

Whilst support is given to choose the best feeding option for you, more and more studies tell us that breastfeeding is the healthiest option as it provides your baby with all the necessary nutrients.

A baby who is breastfed is far less likely to be admitted to hospital or suffer with infections such as ear, chest, urinary and gastroenteritis.

The good news for mums is that it provides protection against osteoporosis, breast and ovarian cancer. Breastfeeding will also help your womb to get back to normal and helps with weight loss.

As such our policies and practices reflect evidence-based best practice guidelines as laid out in UNICEFS ‘Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding’.

Additional help is provided by Homestart Wirral Breastfeeding Peer supporters - Mothers who have breastfed their own children and have undertaken training with the breastfeeding network and Home start. They provide friendly help, information and support about breastfeeding in the home, over the phone or in the hospital. They can be contacted to discuss breastfeeding antenatally or postnatally.