WCC health visiting service supporting mothers on their breastfeeding journey

The Warwickshire County Council health visiting service is supporting mothers on their breastfeeding journey, whether they are expectant or new parents, through a range of services and groups across the county.

Breastfeeding protects babies against a wide range of illnesses including gastroenteritis and respiratory infections in infancy as well as asthma, cardiovascular disease and diabetes in later life. Breastfeeding can also help to reduce the mother’s risk of some cancers – although mums might be more interested in hearing that it can be easier, cheaper and simply less hassle than bottle feeding.

However a mother chooses to feed her baby, she can be sure that she will be supported by the health visiting services across Warwickshire to form a strong loving relationship with her new-born. This would be achieved in a number of ways, such as, having maximum skin to skin contact and understanding how her baby communicates with her.

Breastfeeding support groups are available across the county:
Rugby

  • Claremont Childrens centre in Rugby Thursday 13:30-15:00 weekly which is supported by SWFT volunteers and runs alongside a baby clinic
  • Long Lawford Childrens centre 1st and 3rd Friday of every month 13:00-14:30 supported by SWFT volunteers and runs alongside a baby clinic
  • Boughton Leigh Childrens centre Tuesday weekly 13:15-14:45 supported by NCT breastfeeding peer support workers

Nuneaton

  • Pingles leisure centre Every Wednesday 11:00-12:30 weekly supported by breastfeeding support workers
    Weddington clinic 1st Monday of every month 10:15-11:45 supported by breastfeeding support workers

Leamington and Warwick

  • Lillington Children centre baby clinic every Monday 10:00-11:30 SWFT breastfeeding peer support volunteer supports
  • St Margaret’s church Whitnash Tuesday 13:30-15:00 SWFT breastfeeding peer support volunteer supports
  • Kenilworth baby clinic every other Tuesday 13:30-14:30 supported by NCT breastfeeding peer support workers
  • St Johns Childrens centre baby clinic every other Wednesday 10:30-11:30 supported by NCT breastfeeding peer support workers

Health Visiting support is also available by TEXT 07520615293 and at every baby clinic. Details about timing and location for baby clinics is available here:
https://www.swft.nhs.uk/our-services/children-and-young-peoples-services/health-visiting