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Thank you for visiting the Hospital Infant Feeding Network. This website is a repository of relevant knowledge and best practice resources for health professionals. To join the conversation, ask questions and share your experiences please join us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

We will be running Q&A sessions on various topics, which will be advertised on our social media sites. Please email if you have ideas or want to get more involved. We welcome health professionals passionate about supporting breastfeeding in the hospital setting to join our steering group, please get in contact if this is you!

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Health professionals need support to breastfeed, like anyone else. The GP Infant Feeding Network lists resources for medical parents.

There is a Facebook group offering mother to mother support for breastfeeding doctors.

If you have had a difficult breastfeeding experience as a health professional it's important to come to terms with this in order to offer the families you work with unbiased advice - health professionals may have worse breastfeeding outcomes than expected, perhaps due to intensity of work demands, and this is correlated with strength of breastfeeding advocacy.