Accessibility tools

Infant feeding (inc breastfeeding)

 If you need breastfeeding support you can find your local breastfeeding support group by using the interactive map at the bottom of this page.

You can join our virtual breastfeeding support group on Microsoft Teams on Fridays from 10.00am to 11.00am.

You can also call our Surrey-wide 0-19 Advice Line or speak to a health professional at your local Child health clinic.

Visit the Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding Surrey Facebook page for top tips, videos and information.

You will be invited to meet the health visiting team at an antenatal session covering:

Watch this informative video about baby brain development, crying and postnatal wellbeing.

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Colostrum collecting

Your midwife may have suggested you collect colostrum whilst pregnant. You can speak to your midwife about how to access the colostrum collecting syringes/kit.

Watch this video to find out more about collecting colostrum.

At the new birth visit your health visitor will ask if you are happy with your baby’s feeding and complete a breastfeeding assessment with you so that you feel confident that breastfeeding is going well.

She will talk to you about how to hold your baby to feed and about laid-back feeding which allows baby to use his natural reflexes.

Your health visitor can talk to you about how your baby attaches to the breast so that feeding is not painful:

Your health visitor will talk to you about the importance of developing a close and loving relationship with your baby and what you can do to help 'build a happy baby'. You baby will love to be close to you and that’s good for their brain development.

You will receive information about:

If you are giving your baby a bottle feed:

For further information about the cost and composition of infant formulas visit First Steps Nutrition.

When your baby is around six months old, you can start to introduce family foods. Visit our Introducing Family Foods page for top tips.

Talk to your health visitor or community nursery nurse about how to access Introducing Family Foods virtual workshops in your area.

Do you know why Vitamin D supplements are important for you and your child?

Please read more on our Vitamin D page where you can also find information about Healthy Start vitamins.

Find out more about Feeding your baby/infant when they have Bronchiolitis

Your Family Doctor can support you if you have any health concerns about you or your baby and your pharmacist can give you information about the medication you can take whilst you are breastfeeding.

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