Infant Feeding Team - patient information

The information on this page is designed to help and support you and your family as you make decisions around feeding your baby.  We hope it will help you get feeding off to a good start.

Your midwife will talk to you about feeding your baby during your pregnancy and make sure you have adequate information to make decisions about how you choose to feed your baby.

East Kent Hospitals is working towards becoming accredited as Baby Friendly by Unicef and have currently achieved stage 1. Further information about the accreditation can be found at www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/

Below are links to leaflets and websites relating to infant feeding that we think you may find helpful during pregnancy, and when your baby is here. Visit our Infant Feeding Page for more information

If you would like further information please contact Kate Lynch and Phil Parrett Infant Feeding Coordinators via email at ekhuft.infantfeeding@nhs.net

For a full listing of available resources please go to the Trust’s web directory of patient information

Expressing and handling breast milk in hospital
Infant Feeding Team
Congratulations on the birth of your baby. This information has been produced to help support you with breastfeeding your baby. You have been given this information because your baby is not yet breastfeeding effectively. As well as helping you with expressing we will support you to maximise your breast milk and help your baby and you to achieve effective breastfeeding. The leaflet includes information on expressing breast milk, storing breast milk, and ways breast milk can be given to your baby.
Date of production
November 2021
Reference number
Web 439