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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.

Locations

Hanham Ward (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

01202 857 292
N/A
Victoria Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Visiting Hours: 7 days a week from 15:00 to 16:30

In-patient unit for elderly care/rehabilitation

Harbour Ward (Poole - St Ann's Hospital)

01202 492 445
N/A
69 Haven Road,
Poole,
BH13 7LN

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Mental Health Male Treatment Unit

Haven Ward Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (Poole - St Ann's Hospital)

N/A
N/A
Haven Road,
Poole,
BH13 7LN

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening times: 24/7

Haymoor Day Hospital (Poole - Alderney Hospital)

01202 305023
N/A
Alderney Hospital,
Ringwood Road,
Poole,
Dorset,
BH12 4NB

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Opening Times:
Monday - Friday: 08.30-16.30

Heart Failure (Ringwood - St Leonards Hospital)

01202 584 217
N/A
St Leonards Hospital,
Ringwood Road,
St Leonards,
Ringwood,
BH24 2RR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Herm Ward (Poole - Alderney Hospital)

01202305030
N/A
Alderney Hospital,
Ringwood Road,
Poole,
BH12 4NB

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Visiting Hours:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 7pm
Weekends: 10.30am - 7pm

Herm is an assessment & treatment ward for older persons with an organic mental health issue and complex behaviour.

Homeless Health Service - Bournemouth and Poole

01202 584412
N/A
Hahnemann House,
Hahnemann Road,
Bournemouth,
BH2 5JW

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Homeless Health Service - West Dorset

01305 362060
N/A
Westhaven Hospital,
Radipole Lane,
Weymouth,
DT4 0QE

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