NHS information - babies and children's health Bradford and Wakefield

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Family Health services
Helping to give families across Bradford and Wakefield the healthiest possible start to life.

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Better lives, healthy futures

Family Health services
Helping to give families across Bradford and Wakefield the healthiest possible start to life.

Start learning

Welcome

Welcome to the Family Health services website. Here you can find useful, reliable NHS information to help keep your family healthy. Use the Quick Links below or visit the Information Zone to search for helpful advice and guidance by age group, topic or service. Take a look at our About page for full details of the services we provide across the Wakefield and Bradford Council areas.

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Breastfeeding

There are many benefits to breastfeeding for both you and your baby and in the first few days you and your baby will still be getting to know each other.
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Immunisation and vaccinations

Immunisation is a way of protecting against serious infectious diseases.
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Play

Play is not just fun, it helps young children to learn.
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Latest news

Advice for keeping baby healthy in hot weather

With the current hot weather, it’s important to remember that babies and children overheat and dehydrate quickly so it’s vital to keep them hydrated. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s strategic breastfeeding lead Jane Dickens says: “Whether you are breast or bottle feeding remember to follow your baby’s feeding cues as usual, you do not […]

Calling families, friends and local businesses to support breastfeeding mums

In a year when many people have come to value family more than ever, this year’s Breastfeeding Celebration Week (21-27 June) focuses on encouraging partners, families and friends – not to mention local businesses – to support breastfeeding mums as they help baby get a great start in life. Benefits of breastmilk Bradford’s strategic breastfeeding […]