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Baby nutrition


Here you can access a range of baby nutrition resources.

Please open the PDF document either by clicking on the image below or by using the download button at the bottom of the page. Where audio links are in the presentation they will not work but these are transcribed below and the links are repeated in case you have any difficulty accessing these from the PDF.

Please see below for contact information that can be used if you have any questions or queries.  

Baby Nutrition Presentation

Page 1 audio;

“Welcome to Baby Nutrition, my name is Kay and I’m infant feeding midwife at the James Paget.

“We have included lots of information into this Powerpoint which will hopefully help you make the right choices for you and your family when it comes to feeding your baby.

“Take your time to go through each slide and you can click on the links for video clips and helpful websites.

“If you’re having any difficulties please give us a call on 01493 453076 or you can speak to your midwife. We also have a Facebook page – JPUH Bumps to Breastfeeding - where you can private message the infant feeding team.

“So let’s get started – I hope you enjoy it and have fun!”

Page 5 audio and links;

Benefits of breastfeeding;

“Besides these benefits, nature has made this amazing natural food for our babies and women have been breastfeeding since time began. 

"It is very complex and we are learning more about it all the time. It manages to adapt to our individual baby’s needs through sending messages from baby’s saliva to mum whilst they are feeding. 

"It has healing properties, it prevents illness and diseases, it provides comfort and it helps with nurturing and bonding, that’s why it’s so much more than just nutrition.”

Video from Tiny Human Productions;

Page 6 video link; 

Unicef video – Constituents of breast and formula milk;

Page 7 audio; Pregnancy – How to prepare for baby

“Responding to baby’s needs releases the love hormone called oxytocin. This is vital for baby’s brain development.

“Take a few moments to think about what babies need and how you, as a new parent, will respond to this.”

Page 8 audio and link - Bonding with your baby in pregnancy

“Take some time every day to relax and get used to the pattern of your baby’s movements. You can do things like soothing and stroking in response when baby kicks or moves. Talking to your baby and perhaps playing some music. Encourage your partner and other children to become involved as well. Remember you cannot spoil a newborn baby. Their instincts require lots of cuddles to make them feel safe and secure.”

Page 9 audio and link

“Skin to skin can be done at any time, but that very first hour after the birth is really important. It helps with initial bonding and that very first feed, whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding. Make sure you are in a comfortable position so that baby’s airway is not compromised. You should be able to see baby’s face at all times so that you can check on baby’s colour and breathing. If you notice any changes or you have any concerns at all then please let your midwife know.

If you feel unwell or too tired to do skin to skin then your partner can join in and have cuddles too.”

Unicef video – Meeting baby for the first time;

Page 10 – Lactation – link and audio

 ABM video – how lactation works;

Page 12 – When to feed and how much – link and audio

Feeding cues;

“A main concern is that baby is not getting enough milk, especially in those early days, but if you look at the picture you will see that baby’s tummy is tiny, so only small amounts are needed. If you are concerned, do not be afraid to ask. Any member of staff can help with feeding.”

Page 13 – Positioning your baby – links

Global Health Media – Positions for breastfeeding;,94,13,23,65

JPUH Bumps to Breastfeeding Facebook page; 

Page 15 – Effective attachment – links

Video – Deep latch;

Please watch – Ineffective attachment;

Please watch – You Tube link - How to recognise when a baby is drinking well;

Page 19 – What if feeding doesn’t go well? – link

Breast compressions;

Page 20 – Cluster feeding – link

Frequent feeding;

Page 21 – Breastfeeding complications – links

Soreness; How to latch a baby using the exaggerated latch technique;

NHS website tongue tie information;

Weight loss/ faltering growth – NHS website weight and height information;

Breastfeeding network website;

Page 23 – Expressing – link

Unicef video – Hand expression -

Page 24 – Maximising Breastmilk – audio

“If you need to express your breastmilk, if baby is in the neonatal unit or if you need to maintain or increase your milk supply, speak to your health visitor or local children’s centre and ask them about their breast-pump loan scheme. Alternatively, if you wish to purchase your own breast-pump we would advise you to speak to family and friends for recommendations.”

Page 25 – Responsive bottle feeding – link

 Video – Paced bottle feeding;

Page 26 – Formula feeding – link

First steps nutrition website – Formula milks;

Page 27 – Methods of sterilising – links

NHS website – sterilising bottles;

Making up a feed;

Page 28 - Dads/ partners – links

Healthy Suffolk website – breastfeeding;

Partners & Breastfeeding;

Page 32 – Useful websites – links                  

Page 33 – Support groups - links

Page 34 – Thank you – audio

“We hope you found this information useful and that now you feel more prepared when it comes to feeding your baby. It would be wonderful if you could email us, and pass on any comments or feedback so we can continue improving this package. We are here to support you in whichever decisions you make in regards to feeding your baby and we’re always on the end of a phone or we’re checking our messages on the Facebook page. We hope all goes well and enjoy your baby.”