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Infant feeding

Infant feeding

This page contains details of infant feeding support groups in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Parents are warmly encouraged to come along to the groups to get support and encouragement from other parents and also trained staff and volunteers.

Bristol

The Bristol City Council website has details of all the breastfeeding support groups across the city and the Bristol Breastfeeding Welcome scheme. The page also has links to helpful websites and services in Bristol which provide breastfeeding support for anyone who does not speak English as their first language.

South Gloucestershire

The Health Visiting page has details of all the Baby Hubs and Breastfeeding groups across South Gloucestershire.

North Somerset

The North Somerset Council website has details of all the breastfeeding support groups across the area and the North Somerset Breastfeeding Welcome scheme.

Useful information

  • Information on how to get help from a health visitor is available on our health visiting page.
  • Details of webinars held by our health visitors on topics including infant feeding is available on our webinars page.
  • The National Breastfeeding Helpline number is 0300 100 0212 and is open 9.30am-9.30pm every day.
  • First Steps Nutrition provides evidence based and non-biased information about formula milk. This website also has information about starting solids and nutritional health for parents during pregnancy and post-natally.
  • The Breastfeeding Network provides excellent information about taking medications, non-prescription drugs and medical treatments and their safety while breastfeeding. They also have a service where you can chat with an online breastfeeding counsellor on their website.
  • Basis (the Baby Sleep Information Source) provides access to evidence about biologically normal infant sleep which influences their feeding patterns.
  • Unicef’s caring for your baby at night leaflet offers helpful, practical advice to parents about feeding their baby at night.

Global Health Media’s video on attaching your baby to the breast:

Unicef video on hand expressing: