Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding – Halton, Oldham, Warrington, Wigan Borough

breastfeedingDescription of the Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding service

Infant Feeding Co-ordinator links with Public Health Nurse teams (Health Visitors, Staff Nurses, Nursery Nurses and Clinic Nurses), Midwives, Children Centres services/teams, General Practitioners (GPs), local councils, including breastfeeding peer support services.

Areas of work include:

  • promoting, protecting and supporting mothers who breastfeed
  • encouraging mothers who choose to bottle feed responsively
  • staff education
  • advise and update with evidenced based practice, including  supporting  staff and parents/carers on all matters related to infant feeding
  • breastfeeding groups across all boroughs
  • all teams are UNICEF Baby Friendly accredited

Who can access the service?

Parents/carers, grandparents, GPs, Children Centre staff, Public Health Nurses, other support agencies.

Where is the service offered?

At local clinics and children centres supported by staff as listed above.

Local breastfeeding groups


Breastfeeding support in Halton


Breastfeeding support in Oldham
Baby Bistro Breastfeeding Support Groups in Oldham


Bosom Buddy Volunteers in Warrington

Wigan Borough

Wigan Breastfeeding Peer Support Service

Breastfeeding Bottle Feeding

Further Information


Related websites

Warrington Hospital’s Infant Feeding Website

Breastfeeding Network

UNICEF The Baby Friendly Initiative

La Leche League

Lullaby Trust

Active Halton Health Improvement breastfeeding support

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