Sources of breastfeeding information and support available to women in West Essex
Women can contact their midwife or health visitor for infant feeding information and support.
A wealth of information, presented in a user-friendly way, can be found on the NHS website:
NHS - Breastfeeding
NHS - start4life
The ‘from bump to breastfeeding’ DVD produced by Best Beginnings for the NHS can be viewed at: Best Beginnings - just click on ‘Why breastfeed?’
The following websites also provide useful information for both health professionals and parents:
A range of support is available to help women breastfeed successfully including:
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212
NCT: 0300 330 0700
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers' Helpline: 0300 330 5453
Breastfeeding drop-in clinic for women up to 28 days postnatal at the birthing unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow on Mondays from 10am – 12 midday (except bank holidays).
Clinics and Drop-In Groups provided by the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service
At the practice
If you are currently breastfeeding and require somewhere private to do so whilst in the practice, please feel free to approach a member of the reception team who will be happy to assist you.