We don’t expect you to manage breastfeeding alone which is why there are a number of local support and advice channels available in the Dudley borough for new and expecting families.

Breastfeeding Buddies

Volunteer Breastfeeding Buddies are local mums with experience of breastfeeding who have been trained to give support and confidence to new mums who want to breastfeed. They run groups across the Borough Monday to Friday

Where to find help

Dudley Buddy Support 

To find out where they are this week click on the Health Visitor Facebook Page

FLO Text Service From pregnancy to when your baby is six weeks old, our FLO text service gives you lots of great  information to prepare you. Ask your midwife to sign you up (all texts are free). Flo info sheet

National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 100 0212 nationalbreastfeedinghelpline.org.uk

La Leche League 0845 120 2918 laleche.org.uk

National Childbirth Trust 0300 33 00 771 nct.org.uk

The Breastfeeding Network 0300 100 0210 breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

Useful links

bestbeginnings.co.uk – for lots of tips on giving your baby the best start to life

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/why-breastfeed.aspx#close – for further information about breastfeeding and why it’s important

Groups

Volunteer Breasteeding Buddies run groups across the Dudley Borough Monday to Friday, to chat to you when your pregnant, or support you with breastfeeding, to find them visit the Dudley Health Visitors Facebook page.

FLO Text Service From pregnancy to when your baby is six weeks old, our FLO text service gives you lots of great  information to prepare you. Ask your midwife to sign you up (all texts are free). Flo info sheet

Dudley FLO Infant Feeding Text Messages You Tube Video

Eat well, Be active

A healthy diet can help keep you well and give your baby the best start in life. For a guide to eating well during pregnancy, read our article. For local information on activities and events happening near you, free healthy cooking sessions, healthier options when eating out and other interesting articles on nutrition and physical activity visit www.lets-get.com. ‘Let’s get’ is Dudley Council’s campaign to encourage and support people to eat well and be active in the borough Lets-Get-new-logo-and-strap-line