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Whatever way you choose to feed your baby – directly from your breasts, using expressed milk, giving formula or a mix of these methods – you may find you need help to learn the new skills involved as you and your baby get to know each other and what you both like.
There is help and support available both locally and nationally through classes, videos and helplines.
You will still receive home visiting and telephone support from the community midwifery teams, and Health Visitors have resumed home visits
Tongue Tie service has resumed: Referrals only from your Community Midwife/ Health Visitor/ GP. We are sorry that at the moment we cannot offer our normal feeding classes but we have pre-recorded a film so the class can come to you. Follow the links below to the Royal Berkshire hospital page on YouTube.com.
Please also take a look at the Feeding and Relationship videos posted on our FB page
Call on 0300 330 0700
08:00 am - 24:00pm every day including bank holidays.
0300 100 0212 from 09:30 am - 21:30 pm, 7 days a week. Live online support via web chat.
Call: 0300 330 5453, 09:30 am - 22:30 pm every day of the year.
Call: 0800 138 0509, Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 13:00 pm and 19:00 pm - 22:00 pm.
Breast feeding and bottle feeding charts
Most new parents invariably ask: 'How can I tell if my baby is getting enough food and my feeding is going well?".
We have produced two new charts to help you - "How do I know if breast feeding is going well?" and "How do I know if bottle feeding is going well?".
Have a look at these charts as they will give you an idea of your baby's feeding progress. Scroll down and look at the nappy matters sheet, it’s an easy way to see at a glance that things are usually ok, as if enough is going in then enough comes out!
Please talk to your midwife or any Health care professional if you have any feeding concerns.
For a pictorial guide to your baby's bowel movements over the first few days, please click here.