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Feeding Your Baby – Postnatal Information

Your Health Visiting Service is here to support you and offer a range of opportunities until your child is of school age.  These include one to one contacts and virtual, live and recorded information sessions.  These virtual groups provide an opportunity for you to interact with other families in your area, and ask questions to trained staff about your child’s development.  We currently have a number of sessions centred around feeding your baby and we invite you to come along.

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So who’s there to support you with feeding your baby?

We’ve put together a handy flyer with useful information, contact details and trusted links.

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Further useful links and videos

Should I give water to my baby?

Covid vaccination in pregnancy and when breastfeeding

Colic and Reflux tips and resources

Off to the best start guide – Important information about feeding your baby

Babywearing / sling use – Wearing baby in a sling can meet many of baby’s needs, whilst allowing you to get other things done around the house or see to older children.  There may be a sling library near you where trained supporters can guide you in selecting the right one for you to hire.  Ask your Health Visitor, FAB or local NCT Facebook group for details of your local service or click our link above.

Teething – baby teething symptoms and your guide to teething month by month

NEW Lancashire and South Cumbria Reproductive Trauma Service – are you struggling to cope following a traumatic maternity experience?

First Steps Nutrition – Eating well webpage for infants and new mums

Better Births – After baby’s birth – information and resources which you may find useful once baby is born

Start4life – Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancybirth and parenthood

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Resources – Leaflets and videos to support feeding your baby including Neonatal care and Foreign language resources

Baby’s growth leaflet and video – how to tell baby is thriving WITHOUT having them weighed

Looking after your baby’s teeth – You can start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they start to come through. Use a baby toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste.

Vitamin D – everyone in the UK is now recommended to take a supplement from birth (unless baby has 500ml of formula per day)

Patient Zone – Food allergy leaflets including cow’s milk

New App for Global Health Media ‘Birth & Beyond’ – view dozens of videos developed for mothers and caregivers on care from the time of birth through the baby’s first two years. Major topics covered are birth, breastfeeding, newborn care, small baby care, and complementary feeding. The videos are available in 21 languages and can be streamed, downloaded to an offline library, or shared with friends and family.

The Baby Buddy app has a wealth of information and videos about your journey into parenthood.  Everything from pregnancy, mental health and preparing for birth, to rights at work, your baby’s health and your feeding options.  They are excellent resource for more info on colic and reflux from Baby doctor Ranj Singh.

Birth to Five– this booklet gives you information on becoming a parent, taking care of yourself and your child and finding practical help and support

A guide for parents-to-be and families with young children in the Lancaster and Morecambe area  – The Babymaze is a useful guide for parents-to-be and families with young children in Lancaster, Morecambe and the South Lakes. Featuring everything you need from local antenatal classes to baby and toddler groups, plus lots of other essential information.

NEW My Prem Baby app from Tommy’s charity – a new tool to support parents through premature birth. My Prem Baby is a free app to support parents of premature babies, from pregnancy to after the birth.


Rough handling of babies can cause serious injuries. NSPCC’s Handle with care: a guide to keeping your baby safe explains the dangers and gives advice on safe ways of holding and caring for a baby.  This simple guide explains why parents should never shake their baby and suggests ways they can soothe them when they cry. There are tips on how to cope when the crying doesn’t stop or seems too much to handle.

Contraception advice

For information on feeding your baby/infant when they have Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) resulting in Bronchitis click here.



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You may also find our Antenatal page helpful

You may also find our Antenatal page helpful

You may also find our Antenatal page helpful

You may also find our Antenatal feeding info page helpful