Benefits of breastfeeding

Benefits of breastfeeding

It's never too early to start thinking about how you're going to feed your baby. But you do not have to make up your mind until your baby is born.

  • your breast milk is perfectly designed for your baby
  • breast milk protects your baby from infections and diseases
  • breastfeeding provides health benefits for you
  • breast milk is available for your baby whenever your baby needs it
  • breastfeeding can build a strong emotional bond between you and your baby

Infant feeding workshops 

Provides women and their partners the opportunity to learn more about breastfeeding. The sessions focus on the importance of building relationships, feeding cues and night feeds. Sessions are held in the evening

Contact: Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife: 01733 677219

Midwifery Breastfeeding clinics

Community clinics are dedicated to offering mums specialist support and advice if they have gone home but may need a bit more help with breastfeeding (until the baby is 4 weeks old). This service is by appointment only and are held at the following locations:

  • Monday: 09:30 - 14:30 Hampton Children & Family Centre (PE7 8BZ)

  • Thursday: 09:30 - 14:300 - Eye Children & Family Centre (PE6 7TD)

For bookings telephone 01733 677219

Health Visitor Breastfeeding Clinic (no age limit)

This clinic also offers specialist breastfeeding support and advice by a trained expert. There is no age limit for mothers wishing to access this support. The service is currently by appointment only.

  • Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 City Clinic, Wellington Street (PE1 5DY)

For appointments/bookings telephone: 01733 777937

Baby Cafe 

Drop-in sessions for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and families. Qualified support offered in a relaxed setting in a variety of locations across the city:

Monday: 1.00pm to 2.30pm – Brewster Avenue Baby Café, Tel: 01733 746820

Tuesday: 1.00pm to 2.30pm – East Baby Café, East Children’s Centre, Tel: 01733 894028

Wednesday: 10.00am to 11.30am - Honeyhill Baby Café, Honeyhill Children’s Centre,

Tel: 01933 417040

Thursday: 11.45am to 1.45pm, Serpentine Green Baby Café, Hampton, Tel: 07785 913675

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Other notes

Coronavirus update 23/4/2020

At present we do not have any drop in weighing clinics running. our advice is to contact the Health Visitor Duty line on 0300 028 5050 for advice and support.

However, please click on resources below:

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