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Breast milk protects a baby against certain infections, and mothers who want to breastfeed can express their breast milk for bottle or tube feeding. Many UK hospital now have support in the neonatal unit for mothers who would like to give their baby breastmilk, whether direct or via a feeding system.

  • Kellymom is a US website with information for mothers who would like to express breastmilk to feed their baby. The sections on Breastfeeding Your Premature Infant and Down Syndrome both contain practical information on how to express and maintain your milk supply when your baby is not directly breastfeeding.
  • Tommy's has information for new parents about feeding your premature baby, which includes expressing and storing breastmilk.
  • If you prefer a pump over hand expressing, the NCT provides a hire service for hospital-grade electric breastpumps that you can use at home.


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