Breast Feeding Information and Support

Breast feeding is an exciting time to bond with your baby but it can also take a bit of time to get used too.  If you have any questions or would like some support, please pop in and have a chat with a member of the team. 

Helpful Telephone numbers:

¨ National Breast feeding Helpline  Tel: 0300 100 0212  Open: 9.30am -9.30pm every day of the year.  All calls are answered by highly trained volunteers, who are also mums who have breastfed

¨ NCT Feeding Helpline  0300 330 0771

¨ NCT 0300 330 0771 ( open 8am until midnight everyday)

¨ La Leche League.  Telephone: 0845 120 2918 (open 24 hours)

 

TOP TIPS

¨ Are you comfortable? It's worth getting comfortable before a feed.

¨ Remember to relax your shoulders  and arms when you feed. 

¨ Are you holding your baby close to you, facing your breast?

¨ Support their neck, shoulders and back.

¨ They should be able to tilt their head back and swallow easily, and shouldn't have to reach out to feed.

¨ Is your baby's nose opposite your nipple? Your baby needs to get a big mouthful of breast from beneath the nipple. Placing your baby with their nose level with your nipple will encourage them to open their mouth wide and attach to the breast well.