Visiting a breastfeeding group both in your pregnancy and after your baby is born can be a great way to share experiences and support with other breastfeeding families.
Blackburn with Darwen Groups
East Lancashire Groups
Families and Babies - Breastfeeding support
Families and Babies (F.A.B) provides breastfeeding support across Lancashire with friendly, trained peer supporters.
You can see more below:
For the following leaflets - Off to the best start, Building a happy baby, Caring for your baby at night, Feeding twins, Expressing, Caring for your Premature baby, Formula feeding, responding to babies needs and more please follow this link
For videos on Skin to Skin, Information for Dads, Mums experience of breastfeeding and overcoming challenges, hand expressing your breast milk, breastfeeding in public please follow this link
Breastfeeding friendly places
Breastfeeding at work/study
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Prepare for Breastfeeding (audio clip)
This FREE audio clip gives you some useful tips on infant feeding such as:
It includes attaching your baby onto your breast, close loving relationships and skin to skin. This download will sit alongside all the conversations you will have during your pregnancy with your midwife. The download enables you to settle back, relax within the comfort of your own home and enjoy being with your baby, feeling your baby move, interacting with your baby. Relaxation helps release endorphins, these are our feel good hormones. Pregnancy is about building a relationship with your baby.
Download the clip here.
Click on the link to find out more:
Your Health Visitor will contact you between 30-40 weeks and arrange a home visit. This is a great opportunity to explore your feelings around your pregnancy and caring for your baby when he or she is born.
To book onto your local antenatal classes please ring:
Blackburn – 01254 733434
Burnley - 01282 470891
Hyndburn - 01254 387757
Pendle - 01282 606333
Ribble Valley - 01200 420260
Rossendale - 01706 237780
Shapeup, Move more – Antenatal and Postnatal Activities
Click here to see a series of activities available to help expectant and new Mums
Information for parents who are formula feeding
Moving onto solid foods
Please see these leaflets below for advice on weaning and introducing solid foods to your infant.
Resources in other languages
The UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative has published Breastfeeding and Bottle feeding written resources in
To access these, click on the link below:
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Blackburn with Darwen's infant feeding support 'Breast Intentions' on Facebook.