P_CS_14 Breastfeeding Policy
The Trust believes that breastfeeding is the healthiest way for a woman to feed her baby and recognises the important health benefits now known to exist for both the mother and her child. All mothers have the right to make a fully informed choice as to how they feed and care for their babies. The provision of clear and impartial information to all mothers at an appropriate time is therefore essential.
Staff will not discriminate against any woman in her chosen method of infant feeding and will fully support her when she has made that choice. This policy is designed to ensure good professional practice, not to dictate the choices of mothers.