Feeding your baby

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Support with feeding 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 breastfeeding goals. Specialist breastfeeding  support is offered at baby cafés which are drop in sessions based in children's centres and run by a member of the health visiting team who has had additional experience and breastfeeding training. 

We provide support and information to parents who are formula feeding their babies, this includes helping them to feed safely and responsively.

How you feed your baby is a personal choice and as your health visitors we are here to support you and your baby with whatever feeding choices you make. Our health visiting teams are trained in infant feeding and we are there to answer your questions and help with infant feeding at all stages.

There is lots of information out there about breast and bottle feeding and it can seem confusing. We have found a selection of helpful resources that can support you and your baby. We have also developed a helpful leaflet on how and when to introduce solid foods.

You can also contact our health visiting team if you have any questions or concerns about feeding your baby when they arrive.

For details of your local services please see our infant feeding resource page

See attached documents for responsive breast and bottle feeding:

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