The Infant Feeding Team
Under normal circumstances, your midwife / maternity support team will be able to support you with feeding your baby. However, we also have an infant feeding team who focus on situations where feeding may be more challenging, and your midwife will refer to the team if specialist support is needed. The infant feeding team also run infant feeding / tongue tie clinics and provide education for hospital staff.
We are normally available Monday to Friday on the postnatal ward. We can develop care plans with you to ensure that you and your baby have the best start to breastfeeding.
We can also discuss your baby’s feeding needs with you if you know in your pregnancy of potential difficulties such as cleft lip / palate or previous breast surgery, or if your baby has a tongue tie.
Our team email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Our telephone number is 07866000279
Infant Feeding Team
Luton & Dunstable Hospital
Here at Bedford Hospital, all the healthcare professionals that you come into contact with are trained to assist you with your chosen method of feeding. If there are any further concerns, you can ask to see the infant feeding lead to give extra guidance.
When you leave the hospital you will be given information on the many support groups in the area that provide ongoing encouragement and expert guidance on responsively breastfeeding.
Infant Feeding Lead Midwife
Esther Tylee (normally available Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm)
Telephone: 07553 871419
Alternatively, phone Bedford Hospital on 01234 355122 and request Extension 4075 or Bleep 116