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Hand expressing is a very useful skill to learn. Please ask your midwife to show you before you leave hospital.
Breastfeeding provides your baby with the best start in life. Research shows that many of the benefits are lifelong. Feeding your baby breast milk exclusively for the first six months offers the most benefit. Should you only be able to feed your baby for a short time, any amount is good for your baby. The longer you breastfeed, the longer the protection lasts and the greater the benefits.
Breastfeeding is something that you and your baby will learn together.
Breastfeeding is a skill that needs to be learnt, and it can take time and practice to get the hang of it. There are lots of different positions for breastfeeding. You just need to check the following points.
Breastfeeding should be comfortable. If your baby is feeding well he/she will remain on the breast throughout the feed.
These are the signs which come long before baby finally cries for a feed. Crying for a feed is baby’s last attempt to get you to notice him so it is much better if you can feed him/her as soon as you notice these earlier signals.
Most women will have enough milk for their baby - the key is to feed responsively.
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Visiting Hours: 7 days a week from 15:00 to 16:30
In-patient unit for elderly care/rehabilitation
Mental Health Male Treatment Unit
Opening times: 24/7
Opening Times:Monday - Friday: 08.30-16.30
Visiting Hours: Monday - Friday: 11am - 7pmWeekends: 10.30am - 7pm
Herm is an assessment & treatment ward for older persons with an organic mental health issue and complex behaviour.