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

Description 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.


Breastfeeding Bottle Feeding

Further Information


Halton

Carole Brazier Infant Feeding Co-ordinator
Telephone: 01744 457232 / 07919398530
Breastfeeding support in Halton

Oldham

Joanne Mayall, Infant Feeding Specialist
Telephone: 0161 621 7553
Breastfeeding support in Oldham
Baby Bistro Breastfeeding Support Groups in Oldham

St Helens

Sharon Brown
Infant Feeding Lead Community
Telephone: 01942 483056 / 07795017630
Breastfeeding support in St Helens

Warrington

Sharon Brown
Infant Feeding Lead Community
Telephone: 01942 483056 / 07795017630
Bosom Buddy Volunteers in Warrington

Wigan Borough

Sharon Brown
Infant Feeding Lead Community
Telephone: 01942 483056 / 07795017630
Wigan Breastfeeding Peer Support Service


Related websites

Warrington Hospital’s Infant Feeding Website

Breastfeeding Network

UNICEF The Baby Friendly Initiative

La Leche League

NCT Helpline

North Cheshire NCT

Lullaby Trust

Active Halton Health Improvement breastfeeding support


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