From the time you find out you are pregnant to the moment you hold your baby for the first time, and on into the first few hours, days and weeks of parenthood our aim is to build your confidence to throughout the experience in you supporting your baby by offering a sensitive and flexible service to meet your own individual needs.....more
Infant Feeding Co-ordinator links with Public Health Nurse teams (Health Visitors, Staff Nurses, Nursery Nurses and Clinic Nurses), Midwives, Children Centres services/teams, General Practitioners (GPs), local councils, including breastfeeding peer support services.
Areas of work include:
- promoting, protecting and supporting mothers who breastfeed
- encouraging mothers who choose to bottle feed responsively
- staff education
- advise and update with evidenced based practice, including supporting staff and parents/carers on all matters related to infant feeding
- breastfeeding groups across all boroughs
- all teams are UNICEF Baby Friendly accredited
Who can access the service?
Parents/carers, grandparents, GPs, Children Centre staff, Public Health Nurses, other support agencies.
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Health Visitors support all children and young people including those with additional health needs to achieve well throughout their lives by keeping them and their families central to care when providing early help and support.
Health visitors are supported by a team of nurses and support staff that are skilled in identifying health problems early and in delivering key health messages to improve your child’s health and well-being.
If your child’s needs are more complex your Health Visitor can play a key role in bringing together local services that can support you if your child and the family.
You will be given every opportunity to say what you would like from these services and a plan put together so that you know how the support will happen and the name of the person responsible.
Health visiting teams will always make sure that the service they offer to you and your child is accessible.
The Health Visitor can visit you at a time and at a venue that meets you and your child’s needs.