Feeding Your Baby
Please note that due to COVID-19 safety measures, face-to-face breastfeeding support groups are being postponed for the time being.
INTERACTIVE ONLINE CLASSES
Our breastfeeding antenatal preparation class is now running online every Monday morning from 10:00 to 12:30.
Bookings can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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