Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Hospital Infant Feeding Team

baby feeding

The hospital supports the right of all parents to make informed choices about how to feed their baby.  The Parent Education classes provide parents-to-be with up-to-date information on baby feeding and provided free of charge by this Trust.  Classes will need to be booked after 20 weeks of pregnancy, to attend between 34 to 37 weeks of pregnancy.  Ask your midwife for more information or visit Preparing for birth and looking after your baby.

The Infant Feeding Midwives are available at the Early Pregnancy Open Evening for an informal chat and information on breastfeeding.  The Early Pregnancy Open Evening is on the first Wednesday of every month from 7.30pm to 9.00pm in the Antenatal Clinic, access is via the Woodcroft Road entrance.  You do not need to book, just turn up.  You are welcome to bring a birth supporter/partner with you.

The Infant Feeding Team provide support with breastfeeding in the hospital and work closely with the Community Breastfeeding Team to ensure that women receive consistent information to enable them to get breastfeeding off to a great start and to continue to feed for as long as they wish.  Support is provided to parents on the , including the Birth Centre, Labour Ward, Postnatal ward, Special Care Baby Unit, Paediatric ward and A & E.

A weekly Breastfeeding drop-in clinic is available every Friday in the Parentcraft Room, in Antenatal clinic, further details are available in Breastfeeding Who Can Help? leaflet given to all mums upon discharge from hospital.  Tongue Tie queries can be assessed in the Breastfeeding clinic and all Baby Café’s.

Infant Feeding Midwives

Jayne Dowsett (Infant Feeding Co-Ordinator)

Contact Details. Mary Ward, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR7 7YE

Telephone number: 0208 401 3000 Bleep 576.

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