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Infant feeding

We are committed to achieving full UNICEF Baby Friendly Accreditation, recognised internationally as the gold standard for infant feeding care.


Our Specialist Infant Feeding Clinic is open by appointment only on Mondays and Thursdays for outpatients with babies aged seven days to six weeks of age.

Your Midwife, Health Visitor or GP can refer you to our Infant Feeding Clinic, but you can also refer yourself - please call us so we can discuss your needs.

Tel: 01865 572950

Infant Feeding Clinic
Parent Education Room
Level 1 Outpatients
Women's Centre
John Radcliffe Hospital

Where else to get help

If you need help learning to breastfeed your baby, please first ask your midwife or health visitor.

You may also wish to contact:

Virtual support

Video playlist

Have a look at our playlist of videos made by the team covering topics such as why skin to skin contact is so important, how hand expressing can help with breastfeeding, positioning and attachment, how to know your baby is getting enough milk and responsive bottle feeding.

Maternity Services Playlist on YouTube

Infant feeding resources

Facebook Live sessions

Weekly sessions about feeding, suitable for pregnancy and beyond with Oxfordshire Maternity Voices Partnership.

Watch the Infant Feeding Team live every other Wednesday at 12 noon and post your questions for the team here:

Oxfordshire Maternity Voices Partnership - Home | Facebook

Archive of previous sessions available here:

Oxfordshire Maternity Voices Partnership on YouTube

Breast pumps

If you only need a pump for a short period of time, there are options to rent pumps. If you are likely to need it for a prolonged period, you could look into buying your own.

Most community teams have pumps available for hire - get in touch with your community midwife to check availability.

Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support (OBS) have a small number of pumps available for hire for a maximum of three weeks:

Pump Loans - Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support

You can rent hospital grade pumps:

Rent a breast pump - Ardo

Medela Rental

Our team

Joint Infant Feeding Leads

Hannah Torrance and Sarah Marklew-Brown

Infant Feeding Team Midwives

  • Lauren Keirle
  • Tamara Lotz
  • Martina Lowe
  • Naomi Morton

Infant Feeding Maternity Support Workers

  • Jacqueline Barrett
  • Tara Budziszewski
  • Jasmin Conway
  • Samantha Ewers
  • Emma Kentish

Find us and contact us

Infant Feeding Team: 01865 572950 Bleep 1151


Specialist Feeding Clinic
Parent Education Room
Level 1, Women's Centre
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital

From the Level 1 Outpatients entrance to the Women's Centre, enter through two sets of glass sliding doors then turn immediately right. Ahead of you will be a set of locked double doors with an entry phone on the left.

Press the buzzer for the Parent Education Room, and we will either invite you in or ask you to take a seat for a moment.

The clinic is on the left a short distance down the corridor. There are signs on the wall above the double doors and suspended from the ceiling in the corridor.

There is also a baby changing / feeding room on Level 1: go in through the Outpatients entrance, walk ahead until you reach the League of Friends' tea bar and the entrance is ahead of you in the back wall.

Research study

Breastfeeding is important for promoting infant growth and development, but some women have problems producing enough breast milk. A research team at the University of Oxford is researching the reasons why this can happen.

If you gave birth in Oxfordshire in the last two years and attempted breastfeeding, please help their research by taking this short survey:

Oxfordshire Lactation Survey - OCEHL


Last reviewed:13 October 2023