Resources for new parents - Feeding your new baby

There are a wide variety of online resources available giving you advice on feeding your baby.

We’ve collated some of them here to help you easily navigate to the best advice to support you with your new child. Some of them are written resources and some are short films, all available here to read or view at a time to suit you.

 

Off to the best start

This publication provides parents with key information about breastfeeding and getting it off to a good start.

Click the button below to access the booklet

 

Off to the best start

Breastfeeding and relationship building in the early days and weeks

This video looks at both the theory and practice of relationship building and responsive breastfeeding, supporting families to get their relationship with their baby off to the best start.

 

Positioning and attaching a baby for breastfeeding

A breastfeeding counsellor helps a mother with her positioning and attachment whilst breastfeeding.

Hand expressing breastmilk

This film guides mothers through how to hand express, and talks about the times when hand expression might be useful.

Bottle feeding

Bottle feeding as responsively as possible can help support the development of a close and loving parent-infant relationship and ensure that baby’s get the right amount of milk.

This simple, concise guide provides parents who are bottle feeding with an overview on how to bottle feed responsively and, for parents who are formula feeding, how to choose an infant formula.

 

This leaflet provides families and health professionals with key information about bottle feeding:

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2008/02/start4life_guide_to_bottle_-feeding.pdf

 

For more information on combining breast and bottle feeding, also known as mix feeding, visit the NHS website.

 

Paced bottle feeding

Whether offering breastmilk or formula milk in a bottle it is important to allow  baby to be in control of how much milk they take to ensure that they do not get too much or too little milk.

This film shows how this can be done