If you intend to formula feed you’ll need to bring powdered ‘first milk’ formula into hospital with you (this came into effect on from 1st June 2020). We have the facilities for the safe preparation of powdered formula on the maternity ward. (link to leaflet: ). We can only provide formula milk for babies on maternity wards if there is a medical indication.
If you use formula milk it is very important for your baby’s health that you use only first infant milk from birth up to one year of age.
This video below explains how to make up a formula feed, and includes cleaning and sterilising bottles and teats.