Greenwich and Lewisham NHS Trust
At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, maternity staff are trained to help you successfully start breastfeeding your baby.
In the hospital the midwife is your overall carer, helping and supporting you in all aspects of caring for your newborn, including breastfeeding who works with a team of Maternity Support workers and Health Care Assistants
There is also a specialist breastfeeding team specifically employed to support infant feeding with an emphasis on breastfeeding. The team includes the Infant Feeding Midwife, the Breastfeeding Advisor and four Breastfeeding Support Workers.
When you go home from the hospital your community midwife will continue to visit you at specified times, up to 28 days after your baby is born.
You can also see a midwife at the postnatal clinics if you have any feeding problems or call into a breastfeeding drop in.