Solihull Infant Feeding Team is a small team of four Breastfeeding Peer Supporters and two International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who provide information and support around feeding your baby – before and after birth – however you feed your baby. We are an NHS service, commissioned by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, working within Solihull Health Visiting Service – South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.
We know from research that the health benefits of breastfeeding are substantial, lasting well beyond the period of breastfeeding. Solihull Health Visiting and Infant Feeding Service are accredited by UNICEF Baby Friendly as a Gold Service, ensuring excellence and sustained practice in the support of infant feeding and parent-infant relationships.
Online Antenatal Classes
Once a month Zoom antenatal class run by our experienced Peer Supporters, covering; preparing for baby, bonding, feeding, brain development and much more! Read more or book your place on one of our upcoming classes.
We run three cafés a week where you can join our experienced breastfeeding peer supporters – two in-person and one online! More information.
Social Media Support
Our private Facebook group “NHS Solihull Breastfeeding Support” for Solihull parents to prove a safe space for local breastfeeding parents to connect and support each other.
Breast Pump Loan
Breast pumps can be provided on loan where babies are under 8 weeks of age and there are breastfeeding challenges. Speak to your Midwife or Health Visitor for more details.
Lactation Consultation Clinic
Please speak to your midwife or health visitor for more details.
- National Breastfeeding Helpline (every day of the year, including Bank Holidays, 9.30am – 9.30pm) 0300 100 0212
- National Childbirth Trust Breastfeeding Helpline (every day of the year, including Bank Holidays, 8 am – midnight) 0330 021 0073
- If you are under the care of your midwife – Breastfeeding Helpline, Monday to Friday 0121 424 9741
- ChatHealth (Solihull Health Visitor Texting Service) 07507 332563