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Formula Feeding

As of the 21st August 2017 the hospital will no longer be able to store opened bottles of formula milk in a fridge. This is due to health and safety reasons as outlined by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Therefore all mums who choose to bottle feed their baby will need to bring infant formula 'First Milk Starter Packs' into Hospital with them. Please do not bring in larger bottles of milk as we will be unable to store them safely once opened.

The First Milk Starter Packs can be bought at most supermarkets and include 6 single use ready-made formula bottles and teats. Please note , more expensive milks are not necessarily better than cheaper milk. Once again, please do not bring in larger bottles of milk as we will be unable to store them safely once opened.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the Infant feeding Team via the Main Switch Board on 0151 708 9988.

For information on formula milk please visit:

Unicef - a parents’ guide to formula feeding

First steps Nutrition: Infant feeding milks – a simple guide

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