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Infant feeding survey 2023

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The national infant feeding survey aims to understand more about how mothers in England feed their babies in the first year after birth.

It will help public services provide the right support to mothers around feeding their babies.

The survey includes questions about:

  • how mothers feed their babies
  • where they get information and advice on feeding their babies
  • some aspects of pregnancy and lifestyle

Mothers will initially be contacted when their baby is around 9 to 12 weeks old. Those who complete the first questionnaire and agree to further contact will be sent further questionnaires when their baby is around 4 to 6 months old and around 8 to 10 months old.

The results of the infant feeding survey 2023 will be published on GOV.UK.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) will contact a selection of mothers in England who have given birth in late 2023 to invite them to take part in the infant feeding survey.

Mothers can only take part in the survey if they receive an invitation letter. Taking part in the survey is voluntary.

Find out more here.

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Page last reviewed: 16-10-2023

Next review due: 16-10-2026