Infant Feeding Specialist Clinic

Responding 4       Mother Feeding Baby

There is a referral care pathway to the Specialist Infant Feeding Service

Any potential feeding problems that are identified by your Health Professional can be referred using the pathway - for example

Antenatal referral

  • Breast surgery that may affect feeding or if your baby has been diagnosed with a cleft palate or Down syndrome.

Post natal

  • Unresolved cracked nipples,
  • Issues with weight gain,
  • Recurrent mastitis.
  • Recurrent thrush.
  • Painful breast feeding not resolved by optimal positioning and attachment techniques.
  • Baby with any oral abnormality which is affecting breast feeding e.g Tongue tie - please see the attached leaflet

TongueTie leaflet

Referral Letter 


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