Infant Feeding

The Northern Trust encourages all mothers to breastfeed their babies as this is the healthiest option. However, staff will also support and advise you about whatever method of feeding you decide to choose.

Baby Friendly Initiative

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust Maternity and Community Services have been successfully re-accredited with the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI). The health and well-being of all babies is at the heart of the Baby Friendly Initiative, and how we delivery our maternity services.  We recognise that a strong mother-baby relationship is the foundation for a baby’s future health and well-being. Breastfeeding supports this loving bond and can make a vital difference to a mother and baby’s health. As a Baby Friendly accredited service we promote and support best practice in relation to breastfeeding.

Page last updated:06 March 2018