Pregnant? Want to find out about feeding your baby?
There is a host of useful information on this page that will help you with breastfeeding and discover the local support available to help you give your baby the best start in life.
Wolverhampton’s breastfeeding support and social groups
Many pregnant women find it very helpful to attend a breastfeeding support group before the birth of their baby, to talk to other mothers, ask questions and meet breastfeeding supporters.
New mothers also value support groups to gain practical breastfeeding support and information from peer supporters, and to meet other mothers to share their experiences.
Run by Wolverhampton’s Infant Feeding Team and 0-19 Health Visiting Team, our face-to-face support groups operate on a drop-in basis, so there is no need to book to attend. Partners, friends, and family members are welcome to join you.
- Mondays, 10am-12pm - Low Hill Strengthening Families Hub, Fourth Avenue, Wolverhampton, WV10 9LZ
- Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm - The Children’s Village Strengthening Families Hub, Graiseley Lane, Wolverhampton, WV11 1PE
- Fridays, 10am-12pm - Whitmore Reans Strengthening Families Hub, Lansdowne Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AL
If you are working, you may be able to ask your workplace for time off work to attend one or more group sessions if they’ve been recommended by a health professional - ask your doctor or midwife for details. For more updates and information on groups and other breastfeeding events in Wolverhampton, you can follow our Facebook Page.
At around 32 - 34 weeks of your pregnancy, your community midwife will have a conversation with you about feeding your baby.
While Wolverhampton’s face-to-face breastfeeding antenatal sessions are not going ahead due to covid, why not download and view the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s “Feeding your baby – virtual antenatal workshop” in preparation for this conversation?
Within the presentation there is a range of helpful information for you, your partner and family about breastfeeding your baby and preparing for the early days.
To access the presentation, and for more information about any part of the Virtual Breastfeeding Antenatal Workshop presentation, please see our Infant Feeding Team webpages.
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.
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:
- Poppy Davies - Breastfeeding Peer Support Co-ordinator for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
- Tele: 01902 695578
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Wolverhampton’s Breastfeeding Peer Supporters
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s Infant Feeding Team:
To contact the New Cross Infant Feeding Team for information or support call
Infant Feeding Team contact details:
Infant Feeding Team
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
D11, 2nd floor Maternity Unit
New Cross Hospital
Tel: 01902 695578
Or visit the following link - You and your baby, 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
For video clips of mothers talking about their experiences of breastfeeding and how to position and latch your baby:
Baby Buddy App
The Baby Buddy App for parents and parents to be is from the child health and wellbeing charity Best Beginnings to guide you through your pregnancy and the first six months of your baby’s life, including information on infant feeding, local services, a question and answer function, plus helpful videos.
National Breastfeeding Helpline - 0300 100 0212
Website - http://www.nationalbreastfeedinghelpline.org.uk/
The Breastfeeding Network (BfN)
Supporterline - 0300 100 0210
Supporterline in Bengali / Sylheti - 0300 456 2421
Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline
Email - email@example.com
The Breastfeeding Network also offers support via:
- Twitter (@BfN_UK)
- @TheBreastfeedingNetworkUK Facebook page
- @BfNDrugsinBreastmilkinformationservice Facebook page
- @NationalBreastfeedingHelpline Facebook page
- Webchat and email via the BfN website
The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
Breastfeeding Helpline - 0300 330 5453
La Leche League
Breastfeeding Helpline - 0845 120 2918
The National Childbirth Trust
Breastfeeding Helpline - 0300 330 0771