Community Breastfeeding Services
A service for all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and their families, delivered by your local infant feeding team who work alongside the health visitors.
Breastfeeding in the early weeks sessions
We offer one and half hour’s interactive workshops which focus on what to expect in the early weeks and how to avoid common breastfeeding problems.
The ideal time to come along is when you are pregnant or in the first few weeks after your baby’s birth.
So come along and meet other antenatal and postnatal parents to share your expectations and experiences.
Breastfeeding drop-in clinics
A number of groups are held in the community, run by the infant feeding team or a member of the health visiting team.
Come along to one if you:
Would like general support or information about breastfeeding during pregnancy or after birth.
Have questions or problems with breastfeeding, using formula milk or starting solid foods.
Are ready to stop breastfeeding and would like advice.
Would like to meet other local mothers.
The Breast Start App will give you evidence based information from NHS professionals about all aspects of breastfeeding. The Breast Start App will help you find support locally, now covering 10 areas of UK, and nationally get your baby breastfeeding, solve problems, teach you to hand express, offer you rewards, talk about donor milk, guide you to local breastfeeding friendly places and much, much more!
We are an accredited
Baby Friendly Health Visiting Service
This Health Visiting Service is accredited as Baby Friendly by the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative for excellence in the support of breastfeeding
and parent-infant relationships.
For more about the benefits this brings, please visit www.unicef.org.uk/BabyFriendly
The International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes
As a Baby Friendly service, we adhere to the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (opens in a new window). The code states that there should be no display or distribution of any materials produced by the manufacturers of breast milk substitutes, bottles, teats or dummies in any part of the healthcare facility.
This requirement is intended to restrict the influence of commercial interests around infant feeding and so protect breastfeeding and bottle-feeding mothers from inaccurate or misleading information.