Breastfeeding has long-term health benefits for both you and baby.

Breast milk is natural and provides nutrition and protection for your baby helping your baby to grow and develop. Your breast milk is unique to you and is constantly changing to meet all your baby’s particular needs.

For information on breastfeeding and how to get off to a good start you can visit

You can find information on how to hand express breast milk here.  

For information on how to store breast milk and bottle hygiene, click here.

Information and video clips can also be found on the UNICEF Baby Friendly website.

Further information can also be found at NHS Inform.

Please take the time to read your ‘Off To A Good Start’ book and have a feeding conversation with your midwife. If you are unsure on your feeding choice this book has information that is relevant to all babies no matter what you decide.


Knitted breasts

If you have knitted some breasts for midwives to use when showing mums how to hand express, you can send them into our Infant feeding Advisor at the Maternity Unit, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy

Please find the knitting patterns below


Congratulations to our amazing Maternity Team who have achieved stage four re-accreditation for being UNICEF 'Baby Friendly'?????

Re-accreditation reinforces that our team is top drawer when it comes to improving practice for infant feeding and promoting early parent-infant relationships.

Special thanks to Director of Nursing, Helen Wright, who has become Fife's Baby Friendly Guardian, responsible... for promoting, protecting and supporting Baby Friendly standards.

Congratulations to the whole team across Fife - hospital and community - who support and care for women and their babies every day ??

You can find out more about the Baby Friendly initiative here:


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