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You and your baby

You and your baby

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Since 2011 the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has been fully accredited as a Baby Friendly Hospital, meaning that we provide mothers-to-be and parents with the support, information and encouragement to continue their chosen method of feeding for as long as they wish.

The award is a prestigious and globally recognized quality standard for both parents and professionals to use to compare the service provided by the Trust with other units.



An informed choice

The Baby Friendly Initiative is a global programme of UNICEF and the World Health Organization which works in partnership with health services to improve practice. This aim is that all parents are enabled and supported to make fully informed choices about how they feed and care for their babies.

The initiative was established in 1992 to support and encourage mothers to breastfeed, in accordance with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

The Baby Friendly programme includes standards for maternity, health visiting, neonatal units, children’s centres and universities, and the current standards were developed in 2012 following an extensive consultation process.

Committed to breastfeeding

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is committed to promoting breastfeeding as the healthiest way to feed a baby. We therefore encourage you to consider breastfeeding your baby and our aim is to support you to do this.

Click here for details of ways to obtain information on feeding your baby, including:

  • Antenatal sessions
  • Breastfeeding groups
  • Publications
  • Bottle feeding your baby on the maternity ward

Our ward staff, infant feeding team and community teams are dedicated to supporting you in your choice of infant feeding, providing evidenced based information and care.

Click here to read our hospital breastfeeding policy

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