FEEDING YOUR BABY
Deciding how to feed your baby can be difficult for new parents. Our belief is that breastfeeding is possible for all mothers with the right support. We offer non-judgemental support for you and your baby in a variety of ways.
This workshop looks at how parents-to-be feel when they contemplate feeding their new baby. Building on what they already know about baby feeding, the discussion explores how breastfeeding supports mother-baby connection and provides babies with warmth, food, comfort and protection. Short video clips show what babies do when in skin to skin contact in the first hour after birth, how to help your baby attach well, and a variety of comfortable positions for feeding.
Our Breastfeeding Support Group runs weekly on Wednesdays 10am - 12noon at our centre. You are welcome to join us whether you are pregnant, currently breastfeeding or wanting to share your experiences of breastfeeding with other parents.
The NHS Lothian website has information about your local community breastfeeding groups and the Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland Scheme. If you require specialist or medical help, please speak to your Health Visitor.
The NHS Lothian website has details about the various NHS clinics in Lothian, which run most days
The site has information about peer breastfeeding support groups, breastfeeding support helplines and organisations including LLL, NCT, BfN, ABM, Breastfeeding Lens and NHS. Breastfeeding support helplines are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year and are staffed by women who have breastfed their own babies. They have had special training to deal with breastfeeding problems over the phone.
* offer expert information and suggestions for help with problem situations
* are available seven days a week
* will refer you to local breastfeeding groups and counsellors where available
* provide telephone follow-up if you wish
La Leche League Helpline
open 8am to 11pm
0345 120 2918
National Breastfeeding Helpline
open 9.30am to 9.30pm
0300 100 0212
National Childbirth Trust
open 8am to midnight
0300 330 0700 (option 1)
The Pregnancy and Parents Centre Breastfeeding Support group meets every Wednesday 10am to 12pm.
Other support groups across the Lothians can be found here https://linktr.ee/Breastfeedinginthelothians