Caring For And Feeding Your Baby
The way we feed our babies makes a big difference, and we know that this impacts babies from birth and lasts a whole lifetime. Getting timely information on feeding you baby for the first year of life and beyond is really important and your Health visiting team is here to support you. We also know that support to give your baby the best start in life needs to come from a variety of other sources too, to understand how Lancashire can support this please read Feeding Future Generations
Visiting a breastfeeding group both in your pregnancy and after your baby is born can be a great way to share experiences and support with other breastfeeding families. Please follow this link to find breastfeeding support groups across Lancashire
Families and Babies Breastfeeding peer support can offer you support on the maternity ward, in your own home and over the phone please contact 01254 772929 (9.30am - 2.30pm, 7 days a week, voicemail facility available outside of these hours).
For the following leaflets - Off to the best start, Building a happy baby, Caring for your baby at night, Feeding twins, Expressing, Caring for your Premature baby, Formula feeding, responding to babies needs and more please follow this link
For videos on Skin to Skin, Information for partners, Mums experience of breastfeeding and overcoming challenges, hand expressing your breast milk, breastfeeding in public please follow this link
Breastfeeding Out & About In Lancashire
You should never be made to feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public, the Equality Act 2010 has made it illegal for anyone to ask you to stop feeding your baby or leave a public place, across Lancashire public venues have been signing up to Breastfeeding Friendly Scheme to show their support for breastfeeding out and about – to either sign up or find out more about the places that are signed up
Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare
Going back to work may be the first time you are separated from your baby for long periods of time. It can be a difficult time for you both. Continuing to breastfeed/provide breastmilk is one way you can maintain the close relationship between you and your baby. Click here to find out about child care providers that have signed up to Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare.