Breastfeeding care recognised

MIDWIVES at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital have been officially recognised for the quality of their breastfeeding care.

Staff from the Sibsey Road hospital’s maternity unit have successfully completed the second stage of the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative.

The three-stage programme aims to ensure a high standard of care for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and their babies.

The Pilgrim’s maternity staff, along with their colleagues at Lincoln County Hospital and Grantham and District Hospital, all achieved stage two accreditation, which recognises knowledge and skills in relation to breastfeeding.

Head of midwifery for the firm behind the hospitals, the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Hazel Harrison said: “All our midwives are committed to ensuring that mothers get all of the breastfeeding help and support they need.

“We are thrilled that our midwives are receiving the recognition they deserve for their hard work and the level of care that they deliver.”

The final stage assesses the care provided to expectant and new mothers.