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Infant Feeding
University Maternity Hospital Limerick

Ennis Road, Limerick, Limerick, V94 C566

Phone: 061 483102

Email: -

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Opening hours:
24 hours 7 days a week

About Midwifery

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:

  • attend a virtual clinic
  • wear a face mask/other PPE
  • complete a COVID-19 questionnaire by phone before coming to hospital and to repeat same on arrival
  • to wait in their car until closer to your appointment time


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