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Infant feeding in Richmond

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Our breastfeeding support service provides mothers with information on breastfeeding, delivered by our Health Visiting team who are all breastfeeding trained under the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative. You can access the Health Visiting service via the Richmond Well baby and Child Clinics and book appointments. This is available at a local children's centre. 

Contact your nearest Health Visiting team via the SPA on: 0330 058 1679 or email: clch.019wandsworthandrichmond@nhs.net 

You can attend the Breastfeeding Support Group at the Barnes Children Centre. Appointments can be booked by emailing: clcht.ricmondHVclinic@nhs.net.

We also 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.

Our breastfeeding support service is available for all mothers that live in Richmond. We can provide support and information to mothers following the birth of your baby.

Our infant feeding team can be contacted on:

Breastfeeding support groups are available at the following centres:

  • Richmond Barnes Children Centre on Thursdays: 09:00 to 11:00 (Appointment only)

Please note: our Well baby and Child clinics are available in Richmond. For more information visit the New baby and Parent resources page. Alternatively, email: clcht.bfsupportwr@nhs.net.

Your health visitor will visit between Day 10 and 14.

Contact your Health Visiting service for further support. 

Your Health Visitor can refer you to the Specialist Feeding Clinic if needed. The Health Visiting team can refer you to the Infant Feeding Lead. Please email: clcht.bfsupportwr@nhs.net

 

Health Visiting Community Breastfeeding support  

Your Health Visiting Team are offering a Duty Advice Line Mon - Sun 9am-5pm.

The Health Visiting Team can refer you to the Health Visiting Infant Feeding Lead. 

Richmond mums at Barnes Children centre Specialist Feeding Clinic

  • Thursday 9-12 by appointment only Referral through your Health Visitor / GP/ midwife. 

Visit the CLCH website for information on the Health Visiting service and Infant feeding topic.  

Antenatal film: https://clch.nhs.uk/services/new-baby-and-parent-resources 

 

Maternity Services

(The clinic dates and times may change, so please always check before attending)

 

West Middlesex University Hospital 

If your baby was born at West Middlesex University Hospital, you can access their breastfeeding clinic.

Date: Saturdays

Email: chelwest.infantfeedingteam.wmuh@nhs.net

Telephone: 020 8321 5006 (Mon–Fri, 9am–3pm)

 

Kingston Hospital

If your baby was born at Kingston Hospital and you live in the Richmond area, you can access their breastfeeding support.

Friday: 13:00 - 15:00 

Location: Cornerstone Church, 234a Canbury Park Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6LF

Email: khft.infantfeedingteam@nhs.net

 

Contact your Health Visitor for further support and to discuss your concerns.

Introducing solid foods to your baby can be an exciting but also daunting time. Your health visiting team is available to help you with advice and discuss any concerns you may have. 

For health reasons, we recommend that babies are fed solely on breast milk or infant formula for the first six months.

Here are some helpful resources to support you and your baby with introduction to solid foods:

Safer sleep for babies resources:

You can download the Basis app where you can find further information on safe sleeping practices for you and your baby.

You can also download The Baby Check app by The Lullaby Trust which features 19 simple checks that parents can do if their baby is showing signs of illness and further information regarding safer sleeping practices.

CLCH have produced a video about normal sleep and how to promote sleep in the antenatal period as well as the postnatal period, up to the first six months.

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