Postnatal leaflets and videos

We have a range of information to help you once your baby is born.

Coronavirus advice

Getting ready to leave hospital

Breast feeding

Videos:

Breastfeeding support available in Lincolnshire:

  • Breastfeeding groups – you are welcome to attend a breastfeeding group in pregnancy, this can be a helpful way to learn more about breastfeeding from other mothers.
  • Midwives and health visitors.
  • National Breastfeeding Helpline – 0300 100 0212 open 9.30am to 9.30pm 365 days a year.
  • Specialist Midwife Infant Feeding team – for more complex challenges you can ask you midwife for a referral to the Infant Feeding team.

Bottle feeding

More information on formula milk is available from the First Steps Nutrition Trust website.

Mental health

Staying at home: supporting you with your routines, activity and wellbeing

Mental health: information and services in Lincolnshire

Mental health medication leaflet

Emotional changes during pregnancy and following childbirth

Building a happy baby

Building a happy baby – a guide for parents (Unicef)

Coping with baby crying

Pelvic floor exercises

Safer sleep for babies

Registration of your baby’s birth

All births in England, Wales and Northern Ireland must be registered within 42 days of the child being born.

You should do this at the local register office for the area where the baby was born or at the hospital before the mother leaves. The hospital will tell you if you can register the birth there.

More information can be found in the registration of a baby’s birth leaflet.

Sex and contraception after birth

Birth afterthoughts

Dad Pad

What is the DadPad?
It’s the essential guide for new dads, developed with the NHS.

Why do you need it?
As a new dad you will feel excited, but you may also feel left out, unsure or overwhelmed. The DadPad can help by giving you the knowledge and practical skills that you need.  The resource will support you and your partner to give your baby the best possible start in life.

Deep vein thrombosis

Sepsis

Newborn jaundice

Leaflets in other languages