About: Aberdeen Maternity Hospital / Obstetrics (Maternity care) Aberdeen Maternity Hospital Obstetrics (Maternity care) AB25 2ZL
Posted by LittleOwl (as ),
After the birth of my son I experienced difficulties with breastfeeding. This was as a result of a tongue-tie. My midwives suggested that I remain in hospital after the birth for a few days so that I could get some help getting my baby to latch. They were brilliant and very supportive - Fiona, Moira and Olivia.
While on the ward I was put in touch with the breastfeeding support team. Both Anne-Marie and Louise were fantastic. They came to visit me in the ward, watched me feed, made some suggestions. They also recognised that my son had a tongue-tie. They made a referral for him to have this snipped in order to make latching easier and to enable me to breast feed.
I really did find the support very helpful, especially at a time when I was feeling emotional and stressed. I really wanted to be able to breastfeed and with the help of the lovely ladies above, I am now able to do this. I hope that if other women are experiencing difficulties with feeding that they will ask to speak to this service and get the help and support they need.