Feeding your baby
Your Health Visiting team is trained to help and support you with breastfeeding / feeding your baby.
You can view advice and information below and scroll down to the bottom of this page to access our interactive map to find your local breastfeeding support group.
At the new birth visit your health visitor will ask if you are happy with your baby’s feeding and complete a breastfeeding assessment with you so that you feel confident that breastfeeding is going well and where you can get help and information. She can talk to you about baby-led attachment.
Your health visitor can talk to you about how to hold your baby and how to help them latch onto the breast – this will make sure they get enough milk and that feeding is not painful.
Your health visitor will talk to you about responsive breastfeeding and how often your baby may wish to breastfeed.
Your health visitor will talk to you about the importance of developing a close and loving relationship with your baby and what you can do to help 'build a happy baby'. You baby will love to be close to you and that’s good for their brain development.
You will receive information about:
Your Family Doctor can support you if you have any health concerns about you or your baby and your pharmacist can give you information about the medication you can take whilst you are breastfeeding.
For more information about breastfeeding support, please contact your health visitor or use the interactive map below to find your local breastfeeding support group.
Find your local breastfeeding support group – use our interactive map
You can find your local breastfeeding support group, including dates, days and times it is running, by using the map below.
Enter your postcode to view groups on the map, click on the pink markers to view which day the group takes place, and 'Read more' to find further details including opening times and address.
Use the + and - signs to zoom in and out of the map to find groups.
Please phone before leaving home to check the group is taking place, as dates and times do change from time to time.