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If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Please see our latest guidance on face masks.

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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 Breastfeeding Clinics are open by appointment on Mondays and Thursdays.

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

Tel: 01865 572950

There is also help available from Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support.


Infant Feeding Team video playlist on YouTube

Maternity Services Playlist on YouTube

Seven videos about feeding your baby.

  • Why skin to skin contact is important
  • How to get positioning and attachment right
  • How to hand express
  • The four reliable signs that your baby is getting enough milk
  • Expressing and how to use a breast pump
  • Why responsivenes and relationship building is important
  • Responsive bottle feeding and alternative feeding methods

Oxfordshire MVP Facebook Live sessions

Oxfordshire Maternity Voices Partnership on YouTube

Weekly sessions about feeding and the early days. Watch the Infant Feeding Team live at 2.30pm every Thursday

Advice from the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative

Infant feeding during the COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19 vaccines - pregnancy and breastfeeding

COVID-19 vaccines, pregnancy and breastfeeding - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Statement on COVID-19 vaccines while breastfeeding - Breastfeeding Network

Information sessions

Early days with your baby

Seven days a week, Level 5, John Radcliffe Hospital Women's Centre

Obtaining a breast pump

Children's Centres, Community Midwifery Teams, breastfeeding support services and charities often have breast pumps for loan, and will give you further details on hire and purchasing.

Where to get help

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

You may also wish to contact:

Find us and contact us

Hannah Torrance and Alex Mulford
Joint Infant Feeding Leads

Sarah Marklew-Brown
Infant Feeding Team Midwife

Naomi Morton
Infant Feeding Team Midwife

Tamara Lotz
Infant Feeding Team Midwife

Infant Feeding Team: 01865 572950

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

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital

From the outpatient 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 you will either be invited in or asked to take a seat for a moment. The Breastfeeding 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 outpatient entrance, walk ahead until you reach the League of Friends tea bar and the entrance is ahead of you in the back wall.


Last reviewed:09 May 2022