Welcome to the Breastfeeding page.
It matters that new mums are supported when starting on their breastfeeding path. This page lists all the people and places offering different sorts of support at various points on the breastfeeding journey. Alongside Midwives and Health Visitors, Barnardo's in Bristol and South Glos has been commissioned to provide a lot of this support. Click here to view the main breatsfeeding page of their website.
Breastfeeding groups are for all breastfeeding mums from all areas. You are welcome to attend them before you have your baby as well as afterwards. There is lots of support for feeding your baby in South Gloucestershire. Your midwife and health visitor will be able to give you support to get breastfeeding off to a good start – do contact them if you have any worries or concerns about breastfeeding either before or after your baby is born.
Before baby arrives - support starts in pregnancy:
Click here to read about Barnardos breastfeeding support (for women who are eligble).
Click here to read about NBT's maternity services.
Click here to read about CCHP's health visitors.
After baby arrives - support continues as the weeks roll by:
For all women (before as well as after baby is born), there are friendly breastfeeding groups which offer a cuppa, good company, a place to ask questions and get up-to-date information. You will be warmly welcomed!
Click here for current information about where and when the groups take place. For mothers and babies living in South Glos and experiencing more on-going difficulties with breastfeeding, there is the Breastfeeding Clinic held once a week. Speak to your Midwife or Health Visitor about getting a referral to this.
The midwives and health visitors can answer any questions and also signpost to other support.
Services available include:
- Health Visitors
- Children Centres (Bristol and South Glos)
- Breastfeeding Peer Support Service (Bristol)
- Breastfeeding Groups
- Breastfeeding Clinic
More useful links: