An important update on formula milk provisions at Bedford Hospital from 1 January 2023
From 1 January 2023, we will no longer routinely provide formula milk on Delivery Suite or Orchard Ward, the postnatal ward at Bedford Hospital.
If it is the parent’s intention to formula feed their baby, we respect that parents should be able to give their baby the milk of their choice.
Parents must bring in the ready-made ‘first’ or ‘newborn’ milk (some brands have starter packs which some may find helpful).
If parents require guidance on brands please visit First Steps Nutrition for lots of helpful information.
Formula will still be available if there is a clinical indication to supplement or it is required for individual family’s circumstances.
Further information about formula feeding is available in the Maternity section of our website.