Healthwatch Derbyshire was approached by the City and County Breastfeeding Strategic group and the Maternity Transformation recovery cell and asked to gather feedback from mums to find out what it’s been like to breastfeed during COVID-19.
Feedback collated as part of this campaign has been categorised into five key areas, Support Provided in Hospital, Virtual Support, Community Support, Weighing and Mental Health. Additional feedback has been collated and included on themes such as communication, staff attitude, breastfeeding in public and giving up on breastfeeding.
Feedback obtained has been used to highlight key points in relation to the above category headings. The report has been structured to reflect the journey of Derbyshire County/City mothers who breastfed during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Healthwatch Derbyshire Summary of Feedback Collated on Breastfeeding During Covid19
Response to Healthwatch Derbyshire engagement on breastfeeding experiences during Covid-19