"breastfeeding friendly hospital"

About: Royal Hallamshire Hospital

(as other),

My 3 week old baby needed feeding and the hospital cafe was about to close. I tried to find the baby changing room (sometimes these are suitable places to feed) but I couldn't find it. I went to ask the receptionist at the main entrance. She explained that the changing table was in the toilet and actually commented that I didn't want to feed her there. After I explained that the cafe was a no-go she went off and found me a side room in the staff area. I felt amazingly supported, and although I am sure there is a breastfeeding friendly policy, this lady went above and beyond it.

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Responses

Response from Senior Patient Partnership Co-ordinator, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Anonymous Poster.

Thank you for taking the time to give us your kind comments on your experience at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Staff always welcome positive feedback and I will ensure your comments are passed on to the receptionist team and their management.

Thank you again