As a maternity unit we will support you with your infant feeding choices. We have worked closely with our mums and have put together some information to help and support you in your infant feeding journey.

How we can support you in BarnsleyParents guide to Infant Feeding Policy

For Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshop Dates

Due to Covid 19, these workshop have been cancelled but the Infant Feeding Team in community have a closed Facebook group. The next to be scheduled for 15th June 2020. Please go to :

The importance of building a relationship with your baby


When you meet your baby for the first time

How to position and attach your baby to the breast

What causes sore nipples?

How to hand express and when hand expression might be useful

Responding to your babies needs

How to support your partner with breastfeeding

How to maximise your breast milk


A guide for infant formula and responsive bottle feeding

Information is available in other languages – please ask your midwife

Useful contacts

Maternity Unit – Antenatal/Postnatal ward 01226 432242
24 hour access in the first few weeks with your baby

Barnsley Infant Feeding Service – working within the community
01226 775700 – Monday to Friday 9–4pm
07853 893430 – Saturday 9.30–12.30pm

Find your local infant feeding group

0-19 Service (Health Visiting)
01226 774411 – 9-5pm Monday to Friday

National Breastfeeding helpline
0300 100 0212 – 9.30-9.30pm every day

Further reading

Building a happy baby

Getting your baby off to the best start (start 4 life leaflet)

Caring for your baby at night

Having twins or triplets?

Breast feeding at study or work

Starting your baby on solid foods

Other useful information

Best Beginnings from bump to breast feeding – a mums journey