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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of community health and mental health services across the north east London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Essex and Kent and Medway.

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Infant feeding support now available on the weekends for parents in Thurrock

NELFT logos, Brighter Futures logo, pink background, 'New Infant Feeding Support: You can now direct message our Infant Feeding team via Facebook if you have any questions around feeding your baby. We are available Monday to Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm. We aim to get back to you the same day. '

NELFT is introducing an extended seven-day week infant feeding support service in Thurrock.

Parents in the area can now contact a support worker with questions about feeding their baby via Facebook or call 0300 300 1999 Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 5pm.

The Infant Feeding and Family Hub team can support parents with all aspects of feeding their baby, whether that is helping them to breastfeed for as long as they want to, or support with formula feeding and introducing solid food.  

The team offer research-based guidance on infant feeding and all staff who provide one-to-one support have successfully completed a UNICEF Course and receive regular updates and reviews of practical skills.

Claire Cranwell, Team Lead at Thurrock Infant Feeding Service, said:

“We are very excited to be introducing an extended weekend service and have recruited additional support workers to make it possible to help more families.

“Our dedicated team can support you with giving your children a healthy start in life, whether that is breastfeeding, using formula, or introducing solid foods. We try to make this experience as enjoyable and as successful as possible for all parents and their little ones.”

Talk to an infant feeding specialist Mon-Sun, 9am to 5pm on Facebook or call 0300 300 1999.

Visit the website for more information, help and resources: Thurrock Brighter Futures Healthy Families - Infant feeding | NELFT NHS Foundation Trust

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