Guidance for antenatal and postnatal conversations

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These signature sheets and accompanying conversations guidance are designed to support staff when talking to mothers about feeding and caring for their baby, both during pregnancy and in the postnatal period.

These resources encourage more mother-centred care and get away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach. They are free download and health professionals can use them in day-to-day practice as part of their conversations with parents.

An additional resource is our Building a Happy Baby leaflet for parents which can be used as a basis for a conversation with a pregnant woman or new mother.

Having meaningful conversations with mothers: A guide to using the Baby Friendly signature sheets


Conversations in pregnancy - Antenatal signature sheet


Conversations in the postnatal period - Postnatal signature sheet


Conversations for the health visiting team - Later postnatal signature sheet


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