University Maternity Hospital Limerick
Ennis Road, Limerick, Limerick, V94 C566
Phone: 061 483102
24 hours 7 days a week
Midwifery encompasses care of women during pregnancy, labour, and the postpartum period, as well as care of the newborn.
About Infant Feeding
A team of midwives/lactation consultants (IBCLC) provide antenatal and postnatal breastfeeding support and education. Breastfeeding classes are currently online twice a month. One to one and small group sessions are facititated on the antenatal ward. Intensive lactation support is provided on the postanatal ward and NNU when needed. Follow up telephone and video consults are available on discharge and referral to community lactation when necessary.
Referrals and Appointments
Available to: Pregnant women and their partners New parents
Who needs to refer you: Referral by appropriate healthcare professional
Special instructions for patients during COVID19
We may ask you to:
- wear a face mask/other PPE
- attend at less social hours to facilitate extended operating hours of services
- attend a virtual clinic
- complete a checklist on day before coming to hospital (the checklist will be provided with your appointment letter)