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Breastfeeding your baby

Breastfeeding your baby

Are you a new mum with questions or worries about breastfeeding? The good news is there are lots of people who can help you -  you can talk to your midwife, health visitor, call a breastfeeding helpline or use social media forums…

If however, you just want to get out and talk to a friendly group of like-minded mums then why not join a local Breastfeeding Support Group. These informal sessions offer you the opportunity to socialise with other  mums and speak to a breastfeeding support worker. Contact your local Children’s Centre or visit F.A.B Families and Babies to find out more.

Breastfeeding in Public

It is your right to breastfeed your baby anywhere, but if you are looking for a comfortable place where you are guaranteed a warm welcome the following venues in Dorset have signed up to the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme.

Feeding your baby - Your choice

Recent studies have revealed that many mums feel negatively judged by others on the way they feed their babies. For whatever reason, not all mums are able to breastfeed or choose not to breastfeed. Some mums feel under pressure from others about when they should stop breastfeeding. A new website has been launched to explore people’s feelings about feeding their babies. Visit Feelings about feeding babies website to find out more.

Visit the Family Information Directory for further information and help on feeding your baby.

23 May 2019

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