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Feeding your baby                Rotherham Backs Breastfeeding logo 2


Welcome to the Infant Feeding pages. (Click on the logo above to read about our campaign for 2022!)

We're here to support you with your feeding choices. You can talk to your Midwife and Health Visitor who will answer your questions and give you tips to help get feeding started. We want to help and support you make the right feeding choice for you and your family.  

Remember, you don’t have to make a decision about how you will feed your baby until you hold your baby in your arms.

How to contact the Infant Feeding Team:

Rotherham’s Infant feeding Team provide a specialist breastfeeding clinic to support mothers and babies and can be contacted via: rgh-tr.rotherhaminfantfeedingteam@nhs.net



Breastfeeding info pic


Thinking of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding can help to give your baby the very best start in life. Your milk is made for your baby and changes during each feed and throughout the day according to your baby’s needs. Your milk is designed for your baby. 

Formula milk is made from cow’s milk. It is a standard recipe for all babies. It does not change according to your baby’s needs as breast milk does. Breastfeeding provides your baby with so much more than food; breastfeeding offers your baby comfort and protection too.  

Introduction to breastfeeding



Breastfeeding benefits


Click on the images below to hear a bit about the science behind why human milk is best for babies, and find out the difference between breast milk and formula, and why there is no real substitute to human milk. If you would like to read what the NHS says about breastfeeding, click here to visit the page

Human milk image          formula breast milk


For practical tips in helping you breastfeed your baby, check out the leaflet:

For more information on the benefits of breastfeeding see the links below, which will take you to external web pages:


Breastfeeding nurtures 2


Building relationships 

The resources below include videos and information on: 

The Baby Buddy app provides information for you and your growing baby in pregnancy and following the birth. It is free to download. 

 Baby buddy app

The importance of skin-to-skin contact with your baby
Getting breastfeeding right

Breastfeeding well


How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?



Rhythms and patterns of feeding


You can find a lot of information on the NHS website, including:

Expressing milk for your baby:

Further information and guidance which you may find useful


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