"After I had my baby"

About: University Hospital Of North Tees / Maternity care

The midwives apart from one struggled to get my baby latched onto my breast. I was then pressured to give him a bottle which confused him even more. I then found out from my midwife at home that giving a bottle was the number one rule which you shouldn't do when trying to breastfeed. One midwife even told me to close the curtain or cover up when I was breastfeeding and I told them that I didn't mind and they replied "well other people might" and then closed the curtain behind them. I think it should be made clear to the midwives that sexism is never okay especially after someone has just had a baby and better education on breastfeeding.

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Response from University Hospital Of North Tees

Thank you for contacting NHS Choices and your constructive comments whilst your were under the maternity services. To enable the Trust to investigate your concerns could you please contact the Patient Experience Team on 01642 624719 or e mail patientexperience@nth.nhs.uk.

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