Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding – Halton, Oldham and Warrington

Important update – Coronavirus (Covid-19)

We apologise but our antenatal breastfeeding skills workshops have been temporarily suspended due to Covid-19.

We would like to suggest an alternative developed by the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) who have over 40 years experience in supporting families.

The link below will take you to a learning module, Team Baby: getting ready to breastfeed.

The module is divided into five sections:

  1. The decision to breastfeed
  2. How breastfeeding works
  3. How newborns behave
  4. What challenges can arise
  5. Where to get help.

Within each section there are articles, videos and questions to help you with your understanding. There is no pass or fail.

The aim is for you to be more informed and confident.

To access the training please follow the link:

https://abm.me.uk/breastfeeding-training/

The training is free once you have registered on the site.


Description of the Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding servicebreastfeeding

Infant Feeding Co-ordinator links with Public Health Nurse teams (Health Visitors, Staff Nurses, Nursery Nurses and Clinic Nurses), Midwives, Children Centres services/teams, General Practitioners (GPs), local councils, including breastfeeding peer support services.

Areas of work include:

  • promoting, protecting and supporting mothers who breastfeed
  • encouraging mothers who choose to bottle feed responsively
  • staff education
  • advise and update with evidenced based practice, including  supporting  staff and parents/carers on all matters related to infant feeding
  • breastfeeding groups across all boroughs
  • all teams are UNICEF Baby Friendly accredited

Who can access the service?

Parents/carers, grandparents, GPs, Children Centre staff, Public Health Nurses, other support agencies.


Where is the service offered?

At local clinics and children centres supported by staff as listed above.


Local breastfeeding groups

Halton

Please note that due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak that our breastfeeding group are temporarily cancelled.

For support during this time please contact your health visitor or midwife or call 0300 0300 029 or visit www.haltonhealthimprovement.co.uk.

Thank you

Oldham

Please note that due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak that our breastfeeding group are temporarily cancelled.

Warrington

Warrington Bosom Buddies groups

Please note that due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak that our Bosom Buddies group are temporarily cancelled.

For support during this time please contact your health visitor or midwife.

Thank you

Want to volunteer?
Find out how to get involved in Bosom Buddy Volunteering in Warrington.


Breastfeeding Bottle Feeding

Further Information


Videos


Related websites

CATCH app
CATCH is a free health app for parents and carers of children aged 0-5. The app empowers you with the information necessary to decide when your child needs medical treatment or when self-care is more appropriate.

Breastfeeding Network

UNICEF The Baby Friendly Initiative

La Leche League

Lullaby Trust

Active Halton Health Improvement breastfeeding support


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