West Northumberland
Children’s Centres

West Northumberland
Children's Centres

Breastfeeding

Children’s Centre work closely with the Infant Feeding Coordinator to promote and support Breastfeeding.
It’s good to find out as much as you can about breastfeeding before the birth. Knowing what to expect should help you feel as confident as possible when you’ve just given birth and want to breastfeed your baby. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/breastfeeding-first-days.aspx

Your local midwife or health visitor should be your first point of contact if you need more information and advice about Breastfeeding. They will be able to put you in touch with a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter or more specialist support if needed.

There is a wealth of support available online and the The National Breastfeeding helpline 0300 100 0212 , is a great service for those who prefer to speak to someone over the phone.

All Sure Start Children’s Centres are Unicef and Baby Friendly and can be a great place to practise feeding out and about in the first few weeks and months.