Helpful leaflets and booklets
Helpful videos for breastfeeding
Human milk for human babies, a video on the benefits of breastfeeding can be found via this link here
Video on breastfeeding and relationships in the early days from UNICEF can be found here
Video on Best Beginnings from UNICEF can be found here
Advice on feeding a newborn from County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust can be found here
Helpful Websites and Apps
Breastfeeding during the COVID19 outbreak
The advice from UNICEF and from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is that breastfeeding is safe during the pandemic and women should be supported to continue. More information can be found here
Advice for Grandparents
Grandparents can play an important role in supporting breastfeeding and ensuring your grandchild gets the best start in life. This leaflet from Public Health England explains how.
The Association for Breastfeeding Mothers also have a very useful information leaflet. This leaflet can be accessed in English, Welsh, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi and Polish via the following link
THE NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING NETWORK Helpline : 0300 100 0212 provides independent, confidential, mother-centred non-judgemental breastfeeding support and information. Funded by Public Health England and the Scottish Government. Open from 9.30am to 9.30pm every single day of the year. Calls to the Helpline cost no more than calls to UK numbers starting with 01 and are part of any inclusive minutes that apply to your mobile provider or call package.
LA LECHE LEAGUE breastfeeding helpline : 0345 120 2918. Open 8am to 11pm, seven days a week.
New partnership pledges clear and consistent evidence-based guidance on medicines for pregnant and breastfeeding women
In the UK, hundreds of thousands of babies are born each year, and more than 50% of expectant women will need to take a medicine of some description when pregnant.
The Safer Medicines in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Consortium gives clear information for pregnant and breastfeeding women and healthcare professionals, through accessible, clear and consistent advice.
A gov.uk link with resources and guidance can be found here.