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Wolverhampton Information Network

Breastfeeding Support & Information

Pregnant? Want to find out about feeding your baby? You have all the information you need on this page to help support you with breastfeeding and discover the local support available to help you give your baby the best start in life.

 

 

 

 

Breastfeeding antenatal sessions

Come along to a helpful session on the 1st or 3rd Wednesday of the month 6.30pm - 8pm in the Maternity Unit, New Cross Hospital

An informative, engaging session to provide information regarding breastfeeding for you and a guest.

To book call the Infant Feeding Team on 01902 307999 Ext. 8389

Please leave your full name, hospital number, your date of birth, post code, contact number, email address & baby’s due date.

Please see the breastfeeding antenatal session flyer in the downloads section on the right hand side of this page.

Breastfeeding support and social groups in Wolverhampton and surrounding areas

Whether you have a breastfeeding query or would just like to meet other mothers to share experiences, the groups listed below are relaxed and informal and are open to any pregnant or breastfeeding women. Always a friendly welcome and sometimes a drink on offer too! You might be able to take along older children also – call in advance for details.

You can also ring your Midwife, Health Visitor or Stengthening Families Hub for advice during office hours and a midwife is available on the postnatal ward 24 hours a day.

Bingley Breastfeeding Support Group

When:  Monday 1.15 - 2.45pm (term time only)                                               

Where:  Bingley Strengthening Families Hub, Norfolk Road, Pennfields, Wolverhampton, WV3 0JE

Contact:  01902 551979

Bump to Boob Support Group

When:  Tuesday 10 - 12noon (term time only)

Where:  Gatis Community Space, Gatis Street, Wolverhampton, WV6 0ES

Contact:  01902 651155

The Children’s Village Breastfeeding Support Group

When: Wednesday 10.30 - 12.30pm

Where: The Children’s Village, Graiseley Lane, Wolverhampton, WV11 1PE

Contact: 01902 553945

The NCT Breastfeeding Group

When: Thursday 10.30 - 12.30pm

Where: Whitmore Reans Strengthening Families Hub, Lansdowne Road, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AL

Contact: 01902 556585

Low Hill Breastfeeding Support Group

When: Friday 9.30-11am (term time only)

Where: Low Hill Strengthening Families Hub, 26-28 Fourth Ave, Low Hill,

WV10 9LZ

Contact: 01902 553285

Live outside Wolverhampton?

Find your local source of breastfeeding support via the Do you need breastfeeding support? page of the Royal Wolverhampton Trust’s Infant Feeding Teams’ webpage

Further information and support

NHS

National Breastfeeding Helpline - 0300 100 0212

Website: http://www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk

The Breastfeeding Network

Supporterline - 0300 100 0210

Support in Bengali / Sylheti - 0300 456 2421

Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline - druginformation@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

Website: www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding Helpline - 0300 330 5453

Website: www.abm.me.uk

La Leche League

Breastfeeding Helpline - 0845 120 2918

Website: www.laleche.org.uk

The National Childbirth Trust

Breastfeeding Helpline - 0300 330 0700

Website: www.nct.org.uk

On-line Support

To view the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s infant feeding web pages, search for “You and your Baby, Wolverhampton” or visit www.royalwolverhampton.nhs.uk

For video clips of mothers talking about their experiences of breastfeeding and how to position and latch your baby visit the websites listed below:

www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/

www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly

www.breastfeedinginc.ca/index.php

There is a Facebook page; Breastfeeding in Wolverhampton - www.facebook.com/breastfeedinginwolverhampton

Breastfeeding Friend (BFF) Chatbot

To access the BFF chatbot simply open Facebook Messenger and search Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend or visit m.me/start4lifebreastfeedingfriend to get started.

Face to face support

All midwives, Health Visitors and support staff are trained to provide breastfeeding support. Some pregnant women and new mothers may require specialist breastfeeding support – if so, your midwife or health visitor will make a referral for you.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s Infant Feeding Team:

To contact the New Cross Infant Feeding Team for information or support call

01902 307999 x 8389

Or visit  You and your baby, Wolverhampton” webpages

Breastfeeding Peer Supporters

If you have experience of breastfeeding your baby and are interested in volunteering to provide information and support to breastfeeding mothers in Wolverhampton, contact:

Health Visitor Support Workers:

Specialist community support is available with referral from your Midwife/ Health Visitor to Debbie Arrowsmith and Cheryl McDermott, Health Visitor Support Workers.

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