Whether you decide to breastfeed or bottle-feed, it all takes practice. You are learning and so is your baby. Breastfeeding counsellors can help and support you as you gradually learn this new skill.

 If you are being cared for by a midwife in Milton Keynes and require breastfeeding support, please contact the Community Midwives’ Office on 01908 996484 Monday to Friday between 9-5.  Outside of these hours please contact the labour ward at Milton Keynes hospital.

 If you've been discharged from a midwife, then your health visitor can provide support.  Please contact your health visitor directly, through your GP surgery or email bfeeding@nhs.net

Within Milton Keynes, we are lucky to have lots of support available run by a number of charities and organisations.  Check out the Breastfeeding Alliance page for more information - http://www.bfamk.org.uk/support.html

 You can also contact the NCT Breastfeeding Line 0300 330 0771 (7 days a week, 8am–10pm). More national information is available on The NCT’s breastfeeding website. 

Medela offer a service of renting out Symphony Breastpump, which is a hospital grade pump and is claimed to be used in 94% of UK maternity hospitals.  If you are interested in hiring one of these breast pumps, please visit http://www.medelarental.co.uk/.

 

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