Feeding Your Baby

                            Breastfeeding in CUMH

Please note that due to COVID-19 safety measures, face-to-face breastfeeding support groups are being postponed for the time being.


Our breastfeeding antenatal preparation class is now running online every Monday morning from 10:00 to 12:30.

Bookings can be made by contacting cumh.breastfeedclass@hse.ie. Please include your FULL name, email, MRN and due date in the email.

The interactive classes cover these topics:

The importance of breastfeeding

Attachment and positioning

How breastfeeding works

Issues that may affect the latch


How to know all is going well

Recognising when baby needs to feed  

How can Dads and partners give practical support

Hand expressing colostrum

Community Supports

Due to high volumes of bookings, we request that you do not book your classes until you are 32 weeks pregnant.

BREASTFEEDING VIDEOS:  Please visit our list of videos, many filmed in Cork University Maternity Hospital, useful for breastfeeding mothers - find out more

HELPFUL RESOURCES:  View and download a list of useful resources, downloads and websites for expectant mothers - find out more

We highly recommend visiting the HSE parenting and breastfeeding community at www.mychild.ie.  This website is a great resource offering the ability to chat live to a Lactation Consultant online, as well as a search facility to locate a breastfeeding support group near you.

Is breastfeeding safe if the mother has Coronavirus?    Please visit our dedicated website for Information on COVID-19 for pregnant women https://coronavirus.irelandsouthwid.ie/.  You can also:

DOWNLOAD our information leaflet from Laura McHugh, HSE National Breastfeeding Co-ordinator

Last Modified Date: 17/02/2021 12:38:53

Visiting Hours

In the interest of patient and public safety, we regret that strict visitor restrictions are in place in Cork University Maternity Hospital. We understand how difficult this may be and we will be there to support you. We thank you for your understanding. 

COVID-19 and Visitor Restrictions

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