Guidelines and Resources

Joint West Midlands guidelines are available to all staff within the West Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network.  They will be available on your Trust Intranet.

They are also available here: Please note you need to register to access.

Please contact with any queries or to ask about printed copies.


 Single Point of Access pathway for <27 weeks (08/12/2019)

online version Parent Transfer Leaflet 2020
Trifold Parent Transfer Leaflet 2020

Useful Resources for COVID19

Weighing babies and children at home

how to handle EBM COVID19

Physiotherapy Resources 

Boundaries and Positioning A3 POSTER (2019)

Boundaries A4 POSTER (2019)

Positioning A4 POSTER (2019)

Boundaries A5 FLYER (2019)

Positioning A5 FLYER (2019)

Managing respiratory tract secretions (SV) 2018

ETT suction best practice (2018) 

Percussion leaflet 2018

Percussion (Chest Physiotherapy) competency document (Dec 2018)

Positioning video

Building a boundary video 

Nutrition Resources

Buccal Colostrum

Guideline for buccal colostrum (May 2021)

Buccal colostrum leaflets  (April 2020)

community midwives colostrum poster 2020

Buccal colostrum poster (Jan 2020)

Click here for a video demonstrating the practicalities and benefits of expressing colostrum.

Enteral Feeding

Nutrition and enteral feeding 2019-21

Initiating and Advancing Enteral Feeds Algorithm

Evaluation of Feeding Tolerance 2020

Standardised CHO additions for newborns on NNU 2020

Donor breast milk feb2020

Addition of HMF less than 50ml EBM

Addition of HMF to 50ml EBM

HMF poster 2020

Home Fortifier Instructions


Oral Feeding

Progression from the tube to oral feeding Jan 2020

Breast Feeding Assessment Jan 2020

Bottle feeding assessment chart 2020

Elevated Side Lying Leaflet  May2020

Elevated Side Lying  poster 2019

Non-nutitive sucking 2020

Feeding journey leaflet 2020

Feeding journey poster Jan 2020

Feeding checklist and daily volumes 2017

WMN ODNTube to breast 2021 update

Parenteral Nutrition

Standardised Network PN Guidelines(May 2017)