We are great fans of the work done by Bliss in supporting parents of premature and sick babies. They've recently updated their guide on breastfeeding premature and scik babies, here is more information on it and where to find it.
The Best Start guide provides guidance and instruction on how to express and breastfeed premature or sick babies. It also gives step-by-step advice on the practicalities of providing milk for babies, benefiting both mother and baby physically and emotionally.
Parents of sick and premature babies will be experiencing a very challenging and emotional time, however they can receive support both on the unit or through the Bliss support helpline, website and messgeboard to help give their baby the best start.
The guide includes sections on preparing to express or breastfeed, breastfeeding your baby and a parent case study by Lisa Donelan who shares her experiences breastfeeding Niahm, who was born at 26 weeks.
Copies of the guide are available to download from the from Bliss website, www.bliss.org.uk or by calling 0500 618 140.