Breastfeeding support and advice

Our maternity and health visiting services work together to ensure pregnant women and breastfeeding mums receive support to successfully begin and maintain breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding protects your baby against a wide range of illnesses, including:

  • gastroenteritis
  • chest infections
  • ear infections
  • urinary infections
  • diabetes
  • allergies
  • childhood cancers and sudden infant death syndrome
  • heart disease

Useful links

Other contacts and help lines:

All help lines offer free, confidential advice from trained breastfeeding counsellors.