Community Infant Feeding team - Better Lives Healthy Futures

Community Infant Feeding team

Age group:
Infant feeding support, including breastfeeding, responsive bottle feeding, expressing, and the parent infant relationship.
What services does the Community Infant Feeding team provide?

The Community Infant Feeding team provides friendly, expert advice and guidance so you can make informed decisions about feeding your baby. We offer positive support, non-judgmental care and respect the decisions you make.

For families whose babies are experiencing feeding problems or who require specific support, we can help with things like:


    • understanding your baby’s cues
    • checking the position and attachment of your baby when they’re breastfeeding – and support if your baby refuses your breast
    • understanding if your baby is getting enough milk and/or increasing the supply
    • your baby wanting lots of short feeds over a few hours
    • feeding your baby at night – including if your baby cries and is hard to soothe
    • sore nipples or other breast problems – such as overly full breasts, blocked ducts or Mastitis, including feeding your baby if your breast becomes swollen, hot and painful, or you have Thrush
    • mixed feeding support and responsive bottle feeding
    • understanding breast pumps and nipple shields
    • understanding your baby’s weight – we can signpost you to more help if necessary
    • understanding and managing an unsettled baby – including support with colic
    • introducing solid foods or weaning
    • going back to work and continuing to breastfeed.
How can you access the Community Infant Feeding team?

You may be referred to the Community Infant Feeding team by your midwife, health visitor or other professional. If you live in Tong, Royds, Wibsey, Queensbury, Calyton and Fairweather Green, Bolton and Undercliffe, Windhill and Wrose there is extra support available. A member of the team will contact you a few days after your baby is born to offer support with feeding.

Baby feeding support sessions

Local women breastfeeding togetherYou’re also very welcome to just pop along to one of our Baby feeding support sessions which run Monday to Thursday each week across Bradford and in Keighley, Bingley and Silsden – check the link below for up and coming drop-ins – no appointment needed:

Get venues, times and dates for Baby feeding support sessions

At the session you can talk with a trained, experienced member of our team who will be able to give you the support you need, and refer if you have a more complex problem. Most feeding issues are able to be supported by one of our practitioners at these sessions.

Text your Community Infant Feeding Team

You can also use our Community Infant Feeding Team Chat Health line to text a question at any time for a response from a member of our team in working hours:

Text our  Chat Health line on 07312 263233

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