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Visitor Guidance for Maternity Wards in Doncaster & Bassetlaw : Update 10th September

Updated 10th September 2020
Visiting guidance for maternity wards
  • Antenatal ward – Women admitted for an antenatal stay or to commence the Induction of labour process, birth partners can have a pre-arranged two hour visiting slot daily.
  •  Postnatal ward – Mothers and babies who need to be transferred for ongoing care or after Caesarian Section, birth partner can stay on the Postnatal ward for two hours after transfer from CDS or theatre OR can go home and revisit on a pre-arranged 2 hour visiting slot daily.​
  •  Please note, all visiting slots must be pre-arranged with ward staff.
  •  No more than two visitors in a four bedded bay at any one time.
  •  All visitors must wear a mask, have their temperature checked and covid questionnaire completed prior to entry to the wards or CDS.
  • Visitors are requested to remain in the woman’s bed space at all times.
  • Please note there is no visiting on day of discharge.

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Breastfeeding Support in Doncaster: Useful Information

Breastfeeding support is available from trained volunteers from our local midwifery or health visiting team, who can offer you a range of support including advice on positioning, attachment, hand expressing and assisting you and your family to continue to breastfeed for as long as planned.

Doncaster’s Breast Start Groups and First Friends Groups offer mums and mum’s to be a strong support network in an informal, relaxed, friendly environment.

A 24/7 breastfeeding friend from Start4Life is now available on a number of platforms including Amazon Alexa and Facebook Messenger to support breastfeeding mums in Doncaster.

More information:

The Baby Friendly Initiative 

La Leche League GB 


Breastfeeding out and about in Doncaster

We Support Our Mums is the new Doncaster breastfeeding welcome scheme that is launching soon! It supports mums who are breastfeeding their babies and it aims to make it easier for breastfeeding mums to recognise where they will be welcomed to breastfeed their babies whilst out and about in Doncaster.