Breastfeeding Policy

Breast feeding is supported by the staff at Heathcote Street Surgery and there is a poster located in the waiting room. Any patients can request some privacy and the practice will endeavor to try and find a private area for Mum to breast feed.

Staff at the practice are prepared to support the breast feeding policy by sensitive handling of any users of the services who may object to it, if necessary by finding the person somewhere else to sit away from the breast feeding mother.

A breast feeding mother will never be asked to move or to stop breastfeeding because someone else has requested this.

If there are no clinical rooms available then the patient will be placed in the Staff Room.