Making the choice to bottle feed your baby

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Any breastfeeding is valuable, and we support mothers to help their baby receive as much breast milk as they can. Formula milk does not provide the same benefits for your baby that breast milk can, such as protection against illness and infection. Although we encourage all mothers to breastfeed because of the health benefits for mothers and babies, we know …

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Group B Streptococcus Infection (GBS)

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What is Group B Strep?Group B Streptococcus, often abbreviated as GBS, is one of many bacteria that can be present in our bodies. It usually causes no harm. This situation is called carrying GBS or being colonised with GBS. GBS is commonly found in the digestive system and the female reproductive system. It’s estimated that about one in four pregnant …

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Support for trans and non binary people during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period

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What is the role of the midwife at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH)? At BSUH we acknowledge the additional challenges that gender identity can have on pregnancy, birth and infant feeding. We recognise the importance of providing inclusive, respectful perinatal care to all pregnant people and their families. We are proud to care for trans and non-binary (including agender, …

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Guidance for women regarding swab testing for COVID 19 in pregnancy

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SummaryIn line with Public Health England recommendations, BSUH maternity is now offering ALL patients requiring admission (those who do and do not have symptoms) a swab for COVID 19. This is a national recommendation to enable expansion of screening for COVID 19 infection, isolate and safely care for anyone affected and where possible, contact trace those who have been in …

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Infant feeding support and resources for parents during COVID 19

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Dear FamiliesThis is a very worrying time for everyone and especially for new parents. We want you to know that at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals we are doing everything we can to care for you and your baby at this important time. Breastfeeding/chestfeeding takes time and practice and can be a real challenge for so many women/people in the …

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