Breastfeeding: Advice for parents

World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months alongside introduction of solids at 6 months, breastfeeding up to 2 years and beyond. Breast milk is produced at the right temperature for the baby and contains natural antibodies which provide immunity to babies to fight against child hood infections. Breast milk is tailored to the needs of the growing baby.

Health visitors are available to offer support and information in your chosen feeding method.

Barking and Dagenham 0-19 Universal children’s services aim to provide a high standard of care so you get the support you need to breastfeed successfully and the correct information for responsive formula feeding. Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby.



Advice for parents on the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please see below useful links:


Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshops and Infant Feeding Cafe

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Antenatal breastfeeding workshop Infant feeding cafe