Breastfeeding Buddy sessions are not currently running. You can find help and support on the Dudley Breastfeeding Support Facebook page or the Dudley Health Visitors Facebook page. Community breastfeeding support workers are also available to provide help to families over the phone Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Contact them through community messages on 01384 244358 or through the specialist midwives on 01384 456111 ex 3887 or bleep 5050. There will be no service on bank holidays.

Breastfeeding

Mums can breastfeed everywhere in the Dudley borough. Whether it’s in the town centre, enjoying the sunshine in the park, waiting to pick up the little ones at the school gate, at the shops, or just simply waiting for a bus, breastfeeding is a completely natural thing to do.

Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby. If possible, giving your baby breast milk only is recommended for the first six months of your baby’s life.

Introducing solid foods

Introducing your baby to solid foods, often called weaning on to foods, should start when your baby is around six months old.

 

Visit Dudley Babies for more information on feeding your baby and to find out about help and support available in the Dudley borough for new and expecting families.