Play your part in supporting our breastfeeding mums

We’re proud to be joining our amazing Infant Feeding Team in supporting National Breastfeeding Week, which runs from 18 to 24 September.

This year will continue and build on last year's theme, 'Everyone has a part to play in helping mums to breastfeed'.

The early weeks with a new baby are hard for most mothers and some find that time very challenging, but support can make a huge difference.

Some people around the mother, particularly partners, family, and friends, can offer practical help in looking after the home and the mother so that she can recuperate after the birth and focus on nurturing the baby, and a key part of this is feeding.

Throughout the week, we’ll be sharing top tips and advice for mums and families from NHS Start for Life as well as letting people know what’s available in terms of local support, including the weekly Wednesday breastfeeding group, which takes place at Library @ The Lightbox, from 9.30am to 10.30am.

Did you know our friendly Infant Feeding Team has their own Facebook page, packed with inspiration, support and advice for mums and their families? Find them at

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