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Feeding Your Baby

At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we are working towards Baby Friendly Accreditation and currently have achieved Stage 1.  It is important to us to support women and their families in their baby feeding choice and in building close and loving relationships. 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF recommend that babies are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life – meaning no other food or liquids are provided, including water.  From the age of 6 months, complementary foods should be added in whilst continuing to breastfeed for up to 2 years and beyond 

See the World Health Organisation breastfeeding page


In addition to the information on this page you can always contact your midwife or health visitor to discuss any concerns.

The Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife is available for additional advice and support on 01772 524512.


Get in touch

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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