Midwives and Health Visitors

Your midwife and health visiting teams can support you with breastfeeding.
They provide support with breastfeeding for as long as you need it including:
  • antenatal classes about breastfeeding
  • 1:1 support in hospital and at home
  • help to prevent and solve breastfeeding problems
  • refer to other health professionals as needed

Contact your midwife or health visiting teams:

  • if breastfeeding is painful for you
  • or if your baby:
    • has difficulty attaching to the breast
    • feeds fewer than 6 times in 24 hours
    • falls asleep soon after starting to feed
    • has fewer wet and dirty nappies than shown in
    • 'Off to a Good Start'
 Your Health Visiting team can also support you with introducing solids to your baby and with plans for returning to work.

Last Reviewed: 12/06/2017