Breastfeeding Groups

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

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East Lancashire Groups

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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

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Click here for a list of breastfeeding friendly places


Breastfeeding at work/study

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Click the icon for more information. 

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.

Parent-Infant Relationships

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.

Eating well in your pregnancy

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

Statement on formula preparation machines

UNICEF bottle feeding resources

Moving onto solid foods

Please see these leaflets below for advice on weaning and introducing solid foods to your infant. 

Start4Life - Introducing solid foods

Moving Onto Solid Foods

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Resources in other languages

The UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative has published Breastfeeding and Bottle feeding written resources in

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Lithuanian
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Slovak
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

To access these, click on the link below:

Social Media

Follow us on Twitter - @BabyElht

Blackburn with Darwen's infant feeding support 'Breast Intentions' on Facebook.

Useful documents

Expressing and storing breast milk

Antenatal hand expressing of colostrum