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Some breastfeeding mums may require extra support to achieve enjoyable, pain-free feeding

Finding out as much as you can about infant feeding will help you to be prepared and much more likely to have a positive experience.

Within Nottinghamshire we have a range of practitioners and resources that can support you with your breastfeeding journey. All staff are trained to Unicef Baby Friendly Standards and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are very proud to have been awarded the Baby Friendly Initiative Gold Sustainability award.

Health Visitors are available before and after your baby is born. You may find it useful to have a discussion about feeding and caring for your baby during your pregnancy in order to be able to make your decisions. Once baby is born your Health Visitor can help with supporting you to get feeding established.

Within the Healthy Family Team we also have Healthy Child Assistants (HCA’s) who can support with any challenges you may experience with infant feeding and this can be delivered over the phone, virtually or face-to-face. The HCA’s also run face-to-face antenatal sessions to offer you the advice and support needed to prepare you and help you make an informed choice.

If mothers need additional support, there are specialist breastfeeding clinics around the county we can refer you to. These are run by the infant feeding leads who are lactation consultants.

The Heathy Family Team can also signpost you to the local BABES groups which are currently run virtually through your local children’s centre. In these sessions you can meet with other parents who may be having similar experiences.

Please see the links below for more information around breastfeeding you may find useful, there are also some video clips on the UNICEF webpage which you may find helpful:

Nottinghamshire Healthcare – Infant Feeding
Facebook – Notts Happy Baby Corner
Unicef – Breastfeeding Support

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Parentline. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health practitioner 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.

  • Parents and carers of children aged 0-19:



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.

This page was last reviewed on 21-09-2023

This page will be next reviewed on 21-09-2026