Pregnancy - getting ready to feed your baby

Virtual infant feeding workshops

Did you know that we run virtual Infant Feeding Antenatal workshops every fortnight?

The session covers:

  • Getting to know your baby in pregnancy
  • Baby brain development
  • Skin to Skin
  • Responsive feeding and baby’s first feeds
  • Getting off to the best start with breastfeeding
  • Accessing help and support

Put the kettle on, put your feet up and join us for a relaxed and interactive session with your maternity team. Children, partners and pets are welcomed to join you on screen. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and chat to others in the group.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Who can book?

Anyone that lives in the South Tees area (Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and North Yorkshire) or anyone planning to give birth at James Cook or the Friarage. You must be at least 28 weeks pregnant at the time of session.

To book call 01642 854880

Spaces are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Antenatal colostrum collection

The James Cook University Hospital Middlesbrough
Did you know that we encourage all women to try to collect colostrum during pregnancy? Regardless of how you choose to feed your baby, colostrum is the first milk that you produce from during pregnancy. It is packed with valuable nutrition for your newborn baby and helps to protect them from a number of harmful infections and diseases. Colostrum is the perfect first food for your baby, regardless of how you plan to feed your baby long term.

Read our Colostrum Collection Information During Pregnancy to find out more.

Building a happy baby – a guide for parents (276kb)
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South Tees Breastfeeding Support Information (276kb)
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Skin to Skin Safety (276kb)
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Global Health Media – Breastfeeding after birth