Breast Feeding

Queen Mary Hospital / Tsan Yuk Hospital
Infant Feeding Policy (Full version)
嬰兒哺飼政策 (全板)
Infant Feeding Policy (Summary)
嬰兒哺飼政策 (撮要)

All staffs should have the following responsibility to:

  1. Convey this policy routinely to all health care staff in the hospital.
  2. Provide orientation and training on the implementation of this policy to health care staff in accordance to their roles.
  3. Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.
  4. Help mothers to initiate an uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact with their infants for at least one hour immediately after birth.
  5. Show mothers how to breastfeed and maintain lactation even if they should be separated from their infants.
    指導母親如何餵哺母乳及維持足夠乳汁分泌, 即使需要與嬰兒分離。
  6. Encourage exclusive breastfeeding by not giving newborn food or drink other than breast milk unless medically indicated.
    鼓勵全母乳哺飼, 除有醫療需要外,不供應其他食物或飲料。
  7. Practice 24 hours rooming-in.
  8. Promote ‘Baby-led feeding’ / ‘Demand feeding’.
  9. Give no artificial teats or pacifiers to breastfeeding infants.
  10. Refer mothers to community breastfeeding support groups on discharge from the hospital or clinic.
  11. Respect and support mothers who made an informed choice not to breastfeed.
  12. Promote and support Mother Friendly Care.
  13. Encourage and facilitate staff to continue breastfeeding when return to work.
  14. Comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes of the World Health Organization.
  15. Support mothers to breastfeed their infants in public areas of the hospital and provide baby care room when necessary.
Summary of International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (WHO/UNICEF)
國際母乳代用品銷售守則撮要 (世界衛生組織/聯合國兒童基金會)
  1. Manufacturers and distributors should comply with the Code’s provisions even if Hong Kong has not yet implemented the Code
  2. No advertising of all breastmilk substitutes to the public.
  3. No free samples to pregnant women and mothers.
  4. No promotion of products in health care facilities, including no free or low-cost formula.
  5. No company representatives to contact pregnant women and mothers.
  6. No gifts or personal samples to health workers. Health workers should never pass products on to pregnant women and mothers
  7. No words or pictures idealizing artificial feeding, including pictures of infants on the labels.
  8. Information to health workers must be scientific and factual.
  9. All information on artificial infant feeding must explain the benefits and superiority of breastfeeding, and the costs and hazards associated with artificial feeding.
  10. Unsuitable products, such as sweetened condensed milk should not be promoted for babies.

Remarks: Breastmilk substitutes include: infant formula, follow- up formula, feeding bottles, teats, baby food and beverages etc.

備註: 母乳代用品包括: 初生嬰兒配方奶粉、特別配方奶粉、奶瓶、奶咀、嬰兒飲料及食品等。

The international Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes was adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1981 as a tool to protect breastfeeding.

General Information
Service Time & Venue Target Group Responsible Person Booking Procedure
Breastfeeding Health Talk
Queen Mary Hospital Cantonese, English and Mandarin classes as scheduled session AN women who plan to BF Lactation Consultant Book the class via Antenatal class booking system or call 2589 2387 for details
Breastfeeding Practising Class
Queen Mary Hospital
In hospital breastfeeding mother and baby Assigned Midwife Postnatal ward arrangment
In patient consultation to Lactation Consultant Queen Mary Hospital
9:00am-5:00pm (except Public Holiday)
Staff of O&G and Paed to refer QMH in-patient mother with breastfeeding problems Lactation Consultant Inter-hospital booking arrangement
Out patient consultation to Lactation Consultant Queen Mary Hospital
Monday to Friday
Discharged mothers who delivered in QMH or babies are QMH in-patient Lactation Consultant

Consult staff of Midwife Clinic (Postnatal) 2255 5524 or call Breastfeeding hotline 7306 9687

-> 1 Aug 2022 onwards 2255 7381

Breastfeeding Hotline
Mon to Sun
08:00am – 8:00pm
Discharged breastfeeding mothers Lactation Consultant

Call Breastfeeding hotline 7306 9687

-> 1 Aug 2022 onwards 2255 7381

Sing to Your Baby Program
Sing to your Baby Program Lyrics Audio
1. 媽媽會給你最好 Download Video
2. 谷住晒點算呀 Download Video
3. 幾時要餵奶啊 Download Video
4. 餵奶姿勢要正確 Download Video
5. 身貼心I Love U Download Video
Infant Feeding Policy
Breastfeeding - Self assessment for early identification of problems English
出院後母乳哺飼自我評估 繁體
Bonding with your baby
English 繁體
產後及哺乳期飲食湯水篇 繁體