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Breastfeeding

Have you chosen to breastfeed your baby? Are you undecided and need more information? Have you tried before but experienced challenges?

For the first six months of life the ideal milk for babies is breastmilk. 

The World Health Organisation recommends breastfeeding for your baby’s first six months, and then breast milk alongside other food until they are two years and over.

However you decide to feed your baby, your choice will be respected and you will be supported by trained and caring professionals.

Below you will find all the information you need to help you with your breastfeeding journey and links to further advice and support.

Who Can Help?

If your baby is less than 28 days old you can contact your local midwifery team or you can contact the Healthy Child Programme at any time following your baby's birth by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520631590.

Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays. Norfolk Healthy Child Programme has a team of infant feeding champions who can contact you by video call/telephone initially to discuss your questions and refer you to further help if required. All of our staff are trained to Unicef standards to provide you with the best possible breastfeeding support and advice.

It may help in the first instance to look again at our page on Positioning and Attachment and *click here* to read the Essential Guide to Feeding & Caring for your Baby. 

 

 

                     

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