Feeding your baby
There is lots of free support available to help you feed your baby.
Whether you are breastfeeding or formula feeding, your midwife can provide support while you are pregnant and after your baby is born.
Your Children’s Public Health 0-19 Nursing Service
Nutrition Peer Support Workers and Health Visitors provide one-to-one breastfeeding peer support and community breastfeeding groups (currently online).
National helplines and web chat
Free and confidential advice is also available on the phone or online.
Children’s Public Health 0-19 Nursing Service
A Nutrition Peer Support Worker can give breastfeeding support over the phone, video or face-to-face depending on your need.
Call between 8:30am and 5pm weekdays:
- Bulwell - 0115 8833450
- Bestwood/Southglade - 0115 8831290
- Aspley/Strelley - 0115 8833355
- Hyson Green/Radford - 0115 8838229
- Sherwood - 0115 8831400
- St Ann's/Sneinton - 0115 8838616
- Wollaton - 0115 8833130
- Clifton/Meadows - 0115 8836320
How dad can support with breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a decision you can make together. Dad can help too.
Breastfeeding while out and about
The law states that all mums can breastfeed their child in public places. This includes parks, theatres, restaurants and public transport.
NUH Antenatal classes
Parent Education Midwives run antenatal workshops for parents-to-be, including ‘Infant feeding and early parenting’.
National Breastfeeding Helpline
The National Breastfeeding Helpline is open 9.30am-9.30pm, 7 days a week. Call 0300 100 0212 or visit their website.
A live web-chat is also available.
NHS: First Days of Breastfeeding
NHS guidance about what to expect in the first few days of breastfeeding.
First Steps Nutrition Trust
An independent public health nutrition charity that provides advice about feeding your baby through all ages and stages.
Baby Buddy app
A free app for your phone, full of helpful videos and advice about breastfeeding and safe formula feeding.
NHS: Is my baby getting enough milk?
Signs that your baby is well attached, getting enough milk, and feeding well.
La Leche League GB
Breasteeding support at every stage.
Drugs in breastmilk
The Breastfeeding Network's 'Drugs in Breast Milk' facts sheets provide advice about taking medication whilst breastfeeding
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
A range of suppprt for breastfeeding mums, as well as their partners, family and friends.
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