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Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding 

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Breastfeeding your baby

Some mums and babies get the hang of breastfeeding straight away. However, some may take a little more time.
In Barnsley we have lots of support available from 

  • Midwives 
  • Health Visitors 
  • Infant Feeding Teams
  • Infant Feeding Peer Supporters 

In Barnsley we want to support mums to breastfeed their babies anytime, anywhere. Watch our video featuring local mums and their babies talking about their experiences 👇

Did you know?

If you have a breastfeeding question, you can talk to the Start for Life Breastfeeding Friend chatbot on Amazon Alexa, Facebook Messenger, or Google Home for fast, friendly, trusted NHS advice anytime, day or night!

For more information on how to set this up click here 

Bottle-feeding advice from the NHS

If you’re planning to bottle feed your baby with expressed breast milk or infant formula, to help keep them safe and healthy follow the NHS bottle-feeding advice

For information and advice on infant formulas and milk, and how to prepare infant formula safely, click here

Healthy Start Vitamins & Vouchers

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk, through the Healthy Start scheme. 

Click here to find out if you are eligible and to apply. 

Did you know? 

If you have a Healthy Start card you can pick up vitamins from:

  • Central Family Hub, Overdale Avenue, Kendray, S70 4BD
  • North Family Hub, Lindhurst Road, Athersley North, S71 3NB 
  • Grimethorpe Family Centre, Milefield Lane, S72 7BH
  • Wombwell IKIC Centre, Barnsley Road, Wombwell, S73 8HT
  • Dearne Family Centre, Billingley View, Bolton on Dearne S63 8ES
  • Thurnscoe Family Centre, Station Road, S63 0JR 

Sites are open Monday - Friday,  8:30am - 4:30pm 

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