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Infant Feeding

About this service

Breastfeeding is widely recognized as being the healthiest way to feed your Newborn baby. It has many benefits to both mother and baby.   By deciding to breastfeed, you’ll be giving your child the best possible start in life. Any period of breastfeeding, however short, will benefit your baby, the maximum benefits are gained by feeding breastmilk and nothing else until around six months, and then continuing to breastfeed after solids are introduced until your baby is a year or more old.

Breast milk gives your baby all the nutrients needed for the first six months of life and continues to benefit your baby by protecting your baby from infection and other diseases.  It  can reduce the mothers chances of getting some illnesses later in life such as breast or ovarian cancer and it also it uses 500 calories a day.

Breastfeeding helps you and your baby to get close and form a special bond. 

We hope to provide you with helpful information along with the following information:



Christmas Bosom Buddies Support Group Dates

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Christmas Bosom Buddies times

Please click below:

A guide to our breastfeeding policy                                                  
Why Breastfeed?

Is my baby feeding correctly ?            

The First Few Days - What to expect         

Caring for your baby at night                               
Breastfeeding Twins/Multiple Births   

Breastfeeding Preterm Babies         

Tongue Tie    
Drugs in breastmilk  

Expressing and Storage of Breastmilk

Returning to work

Weaning - knowing when your baby is ready and how to

Donating BreastMilk: Wirral Donor Bank

Dads Page

Breastfeeding out and about and in Warrington

Breastfeeding - One mothers Journey - Read her blog

Myths solved about Breastfeeding

What Celebrities say about Breastfeeding

Can you knit us a breast?

Formula Feeding


Using Infant Formula Safely/Use of bottled water

Bottles and Teats

Bottlefeeding away from home

Common problems with bottlefeeding

Baby and You

Talk to Your Baby

Who's in the team?

The infant feeding coordinators

Sarah McCormack

Sarah McCormack is a Registered General Nurse and Midwife who did her general training in 1991, and practised for a year before going into Midwifery, qualifying in 1993. She worked for 5 years as a midwife before coming to Warrington in 1998.Sarah has always been interested in breastfeeding, but it wasn’t until she had her own children that she realised how special and rewarding breastfeeding is and how she wanted to help new mothers breastfeed their babies. Sarah became part-time Infant Feeding Coordinator for Warrington Hospital in 2011.



Sharon Brown

Sharon Brown has worked for the NHS for 27 years in total commenced training in 1988 in Coventry qualifiying as an SEN and later as a  RGN in 1994. Worked at Royal Preston Hospital on general surgery and neurosurgery.  Worked as a staff nurse on accident and emergency at Royal Edward Infirmary then started working in the community as a district nurse in Wigan. Qualified as a health visitor in 2001 and worked across Ashton ,Leigh and Wigan.  Worked as infant feeding coordinator since 2010 and recently qualified as international board certified lactation consultant. 







Other Information & Downloads

Useful Information


If you need any of the following leaflets:

'Off to the Best Start’ breastfeeding leaflet
‘Guide to bottle feeding’ leaflet
Healthy Start application form/leaflet  

All these leaflets are currently free, as are many other leaflets, which are also available or to download.

You can download these leaflets at www.orderline.dh.gov.uk/ecom_dh/public/home.jsf  

UNICEF - Supporting love and nature on the neonatal unit

Leaflets in other languages

For information on Breastfeeding, Bottle feeding and sterilising in different languages take from UNICEF please click here

 Lullaby Trust - Safe Sleeping in different languages please click here 


Link to Birth to five parenting book
Link to Pregnancy Book

Healthy Start Vitamins

  - information on
 Contact us for help, support and advice

You can always contact your health visitor, midwife or GP for advice and support with breastfeeding.

 For specialist advice, contact the Infant Feeding Coordinators:

Sarah McCormack - 07798823850 

Warrington and Halton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Available Monday to Thursday 9.00 till 4.pm

E: Sarah.mccormack@whh.nhs.uk 

Sharon Brown - 01942 483056 or 07795017630

Bridgewater Community Healthcare

E: Sharon.brown@bridgewater.nhs.uk


For Peer Support Advice or to become a Bosom Buddy please contact

Sarah Tandy

M: 07760173145

T: 01925 662092(Community midwives office) or on 01925 662712

Outside of the hours above, please contact the following:

Hospital Maternity Contacts :

Community Midwives office - 01925 662092

Labour Ward - 01925 662334

Ward C23 (antenatal/postnatal ward) - 01925 662258


External Contacts: 

National Breastfeeding Helpline 03001000212

National Childbirth Trust 0300 3300 771

La Leche League 0845 120 2918


Useful websites

Here is a list of other websites with useful information to assist you on your infant feeding journey:

Bridgewater Community Healthcare Services Website

Breastfeeding Network

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative 

UNICEF Baby Friendly resources in other languages 

NCT Helpline 

Department of Health 

La Leche League

Lullaby Trust 

La Leche 

National Childbirth Trust 

Department of Health Your Pregnancy and Baby Guide 


Main Contact Information

Croft Wing
Warrington Hospital
Lovely Lane

01925 662334

Contact Person:
Sarah McCormack


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