Full support and information is given to new mothers at Royal Brompton Hospital if they choose to breastfeed or express, through the Breastfeeding and Expressing Support Team (BEST).
If a baby is not able to feed directly from the breast, there are breast pumps, disposable bottles and attachments available.
A member of staff can teach mothers how to use the equipment and show them where the expressed milk is stored.
There are dedicated facilities available for expressing on Rose ward or on intensive care. The BEST team can also provide a pump that can be taken to the parent accommodation.
Breastfeeding and expressing mothers are able to order meals from the Rose ward food trolley.
For further information when staying in the hospital speak to a bedside nurse or nursery nurse.