You can get local mum to mum support from the Dudley Breastfeeding Support Facebook page and the Dudley Health Visitors Facebook page. You can also call the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0210 or access online support via their web chat.

 

Breastfeeding your baby can be the most wonderful thing in the world but can also be difficult at times and in Dudley there is some amazing help and support available for you.

Dudley Community Breastfeeding Support Workers are available for home visits, virtual video support and telephone support. Contact them by calling 01384 244358 or 01384 456111 ext.38878 or bleep 5050. They are part of the Dudley Infant Feeding Team at Russells Hall hospital and along with your midwifery team, they are committed to supporting families to nurture their babies.

 

For more breastfeeding information visit Dudley Babies

 

If you haven’t already signed up to the free text service Flo speak to your midwife. Flo will send you texts up to 6 weeks after your baby is born with useful tips and information, such as first feeds, what to expect in a nappy, expressing and lots more. If you’d like to know more about Flo have a look at our introduction to Flo video. Further information about Flo and how to sign up can be found here.

 

 

Introducing Solid Food

When your little one reaches 6 months you can start introducing solid foods, as well as carrying on giving breast milk/formula. Until this point they will be getting everything they need from the milk you are providing them. Your Health Visitor will be able to advise you on introducing solid foods.

 

Start4Life has lots of useful information including the booklets below:
off to the best start
guide to bottle feeding
introducing solid foods

The Baby Buddy App is a virtual friend from Best Beginnings who will take you through your pregnancy to becoming a new parent with bite sized chunks of information for whichever stage you are at.