Infant feeding support is offered by all members of the Health Visiting team at the new birth visit and any follow up contacts at home or in the child health clinic. Health Visitors, community nurses and nursery nurses undertake the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Breastfeeding training and can provide mothers and families with information and practical support to help you achieve your feeding goals.
We also have a Breastfeeding support service which provides mother’s with information on breastfeeding, delivered by our qualified breastfeeding support workers.
Our services are aligned with the UNICEF credible, worldwide UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative.
We aim to provide sensitive and effective care, enabling mothers to make an informed choice about feeding, get breastfeeding off to a good start and overcome any challenges.
We support parents who are formula feeding their babies by providing information on choosing milks and making up feeds, and helping them to feed safely and responsively.