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Infant feeding

Infant feeding and Baby Friendly Status

Wye Valley NHS Trust was recognised by UNICEF in 2019 for work with mothers and newborn babies and awarded Baby Friendly Status.  Recognising that best practice standards are in place to protect, promote and support breastfeeding and all mothers with their informed feeding choices.

This award also recognises best practice in strengthening and supporting mother-baby and family relationships. Click here to access a guide about our policy to support new families to make informed choices about infant feeding.

There is a high level of support for all mothers with infant feeding choices. It is recognised that often mothers who choose to breastfeed give up before they had planned. The Trust has put many measures in place to support these mothers.

What we offer:

On this page we give updates on breastfeeding support, latest government advice and any events we are running.

  • We also run a yearly Breastfeeding celebration day at the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford to mark International Breastfeeding Week.  This is in partnership with other voluntary and statutory bodies. We also have regular fundraising events. Please check our Facebook page, see above link, if you would like to see what there is on offer, get some additional support or perhaps in the future join us as a breastfeeding peer supporter.

However you choose to feed your baby we are here to support you to get off to the best possible start.

© Wye valley NHS Trust 2019