Feeding and Nutrition

Our Health Improvement Team are part of the 0-19 Universal Services.

Our team endeavour to contact new mothers to offer information and support with regards to:

  • Antenatal guidance with regards to the health and wellbeing of themselves and their babies
  • Empower and support parents with their feeding journeys
  • Guidance to enable parents informed decisions with infant feeding (breast, formula and Introduction to solids)
  • Support mother to have a close and loving relationship

The team supports parents in making healthy lifestyle choices for the family.

The teamwork in partnership with other agencies such as children’s centres, midwifery, and voluntary services.

For further information on how to access support from the team, please see below.


Local Infant Feeding Cafe

Newbury Hall Childrens Centre

Mondays 11:00am-12:30pm 

Perrymans Farm Road Newbury Hall Essex IG2 7LU


South Woodford Health Centre

Wednesdays 10am -12pm 

High Road, South Woodford, London E18 2QS


Thackeray Drive Children’s centre

Thursday (once a month) 2pm-3pm

Thackeray Drive, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4RE


To book infant feeding café (face to face) please email:



Virtual Healthy Eating Workshops

A one hour informative workshop on healthy eating for parents/carers of children aged 1-4 years. Information on foods, drinks, snacks and vitamins will be discussed as well as tips for fussy eaters. 

Healthy Eating: Sessions held third Thursday of the month at 10:30am

To book Intro to solids & Healthy eating (monthly virtual) workshops please email: Redbridgeits.he@nelft.nhs.uk


Feeding resources

Breastfeeding Latching on - How to breastfeed - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Bottle Feeding Bottle feeding - Start for Life - NHS (www.nhs.uk)


Referrals to the Health Improvement Team

RedbridgeHITreferrals@nelft.nhs.uk (Health professionals & service partners only)