"Postnatal Ward"

About: Royal Bolton Hospital / Maternity care

I arrived at the hospital on 24th September and delivered my baby on the same day at 11.15pm. the staff that were involved in the process were absolutely fantastic. the midwife made the process quick and easy. I was then taken to the postnatal Ward because I had a episiotomy. At the ward I had help all the time. when I pressed the buzzer someone would.come running. I had no feeling in my legs so it was difficult for me to anything. I decided to breastfeed my baby but struggled as a first time mum. however the breastfeeding infant team were fantastic! they sspent hours with me showing different ways to hold my baby so that I had a few techniques. I was then able to.choose the one I found most comfortable. I was also asked if I wanted to dtay an extra day on the ward ti get more confident eith breastfeeding. although I wanted to go home and my husband wanted us both home we both thought it would.be wise to stay another night.

by the time I left the ward I was a expert at at breastfeeding. no one could have guessed I was a first time mum. I was discharged on 27th September. time was then seen by a midwife when I got home and had the chance to ask lots of questions. even better! Someone from the breastfeeding team came to visit me as I was was in a lot of pain with my breaststroke and underarm glands. they spent 2 hours with me putting hot flannels on my chest and underarm. I carried on doing this and I felt better in no time. they left their contact number with and I text them to say thank you. they text back and said if I needed them come over to just ask. I haven't yet asked and I don't think I will. my baby is feeding well and I am a very happy mum. anyone wanting to breastfeed I would recommend the team. they normally wear blue the shirts.

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Response from Royal Bolton Hospital

Congratulations on the birth of your baby. It is particularly good to hear that you received support both in and out of hospital and this helped you to enjoy these very special early days. Thank you for posting this.

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