Healthcare professionals involved in your care will help you explore your thoughts and feelings about feeding, so that when your baby is in your arms, skin to skin, you can make an informed decision.

They recommend that you wait until your baby is here before making a decision on how to feed. Many women have shared that their feelings about feeding changed once their baby arrived.

All staff are trained to support you with feeding your baby, however you choose to feed. Additional specialist breastfeeding supporters are also available to help you, should you require their support. Support is available in the hospital and in the community.

There are a number of resources available to all expectant mums and parents-to-be, including on the Trust websites of our provider hospitals:

Support in your area

If you require support, there is a map of free breastfeeding support groups in the Birmingham and Solihull area. Always try finding their website, phone number or social media to check for the most up-to-date information. All groups listed are free and run by trained and insured organisations or peer supporters.

Hospital infant feeding teams are black in colour/ read the description for contact details. You will need to access the hospital that provided your maternity care. Community groups may be open to all, regardless of your home/GP/maternity care location.

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