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Breastfeeding

There are several services to help you through your breastfeeding experience around Birmingham including:

  • Breastfeeding Peer Support Workers are available at Heartlands Hospital maternity unit
  • Health visitors and midwives provide ongoing support
  • Local women with breastfeeding experience can become Volunteer Breastfeeding Peer Supporters (Feeding Friends) in their own community
  • Drop-in clinics are available
  • All staff in contact with mothers and babies receive training to provide breastfeeding information and support

 

Breastfeeding information and support is available to all women who are registered with a GP in the area, before and after they give birth.  Fathers and grandparents can also access this service.

As well as support from midwives and health visitors, your local Children's Centre has a range of people and activities to help you, including mother to mother support groups where you can get breastfeeding information and advice.

Breastfeeding support drop-in clinics also operate at:

Heartlands Hospital, Friday 1pm to 3:30pm
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Bordesley Green East
Birmingham
B9 5SS

T 0121 424 2000
F 0121 424 2200

Good Hope Hospital, Monday 1:30pm to 4pm
Good Hope Hospital
Rectory Road
Sutton Coldfield
Birmingham
B75 7RR

T 0121 424 2000

How to use the service

  • To find out more about this service you can contact the Infant Feeding Coordinator on 0121 380 9270 or the Community Development Worker for Breastfeeding on 07976 017 265 during working hours, Monday to Friday.
  • You can also talk to your midwife or health visitor, or visit your local children's centre, to get breastfeeding support.
  • You can also get information by visiting www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk or calling the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0212 (open until 10pm).
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