Case Number 6588
Request Date 26/02/2019
Completion Date 13/03/2019

 

Details of the Request

Details of the brand(s) of infant formula milk provided in maternity units and the form in which it is provided (e.g. powdered, ready made bottles, ready made bottles with teets etc.)

Details of your infant formula milk provider, the amount paid and volume received in the last available financial year, and details of whether the infant formula milk is purchased from them at full price, a reduced rate (including details of the reduction if applicable) or received free of charge.

 

Details of the Response

1. Details of the brand(s) of infant formula milk provided in maternity units and the form in which it is provided (e.g. powdered, ready made bottles, ready made bottles with teets etc.)

  • We have 2 brands at the moment and they are Aptimil and Cow and Gate. They are ready made up bottles. Our intention going forward is to rotate the brands of milk we use 6 monthly in order not to show preference.
  • We do not give out whole bottles to mothers that need top up for clinical reasons, we keep a bottle in the fridge (ward stock) which we decant the correct amount required into a cup. This is fed to the baby either by cup or syringe. The ward stock is monitored and is accounted for. In the event that a baby is not able to tolerate cup feeding and the baby requires large volumes we will supply a teet with a plain, non branded sterile bottle for the mother to use.
  • In the event that a mother who is intending to artificially feed her baby does not have any milk with her we will supply them with milk as above until they are able to supply their own.
  • We do not use powdered milk on the wards as once opened this is not sterile and open to contamination.

 

2. Details of your infant formula milk provider, the amount paid and volume received in the last available financial year, and details of whether the infant formula milk is purchased from them at full price, a reduced rate (including details of the reduction if applicable) or received free of charge.

The following is all purchased via NHS Supply Chain and there are no discount schemes available:

94704 Aptamil First Milk Ready to feed 70ml profutura first milk 37 X Case 24 @ £8.85 per Case
106079 Cow & Gate Hydrolysed nutriprem Cow and gate ready to feed preterm formula 90ml 15 X Case 24 @ £13.90 per Case
90153 Cow & Gate First Infant Milk 70ml ready to feed cow and gate first infant milk 120 X Case 24 @ £7.19 per Case
12262404 SMA Prepared feed preterm formula Low birth weight formula ready to use SMA Gold Prem 1 70 ml 3 X Case 32 @ £14.18 per Case
51809 Cow & Gate Nutriprem 2 90ml ready to feed 150 X Case 24 @ £11.78 per Case
51810 Cow & Gate Nutriprem 1 70ml ready to feed 85 X Case 24 @ £10.55 per Case