Feeding support for you and your family

In the first days following birth, midwives will be available to help support you with infant feeding.

All midwives and maternity support workers are trained to give as much help as you need, as you learn how to breast feed. Wherever you live in the health board, there is extra help and support available to you. You can find details of support below.

The Responsive Feeding Team works alongside the Community Midwives and Health Visitors to offer support and advice with feeding your baby for the first month after you have been discharged from hospital. A member of the Responsive Feeding Service will contact you by phone within 72 hours of you leaving hospital and at regular intervals within the first four weeks. Staff are trained to support you however you have chosen to feed. Support will initially be by telephone, but may also be at home visits or support groups, depending on need.

Contact the Responsive Feeding Service

If you would like to speak to a member of the Team please contact the Responsive Feeding Service Advice Line on:

Caerphilly - 01443 802790

Blaenau Gwent - 01495 355584 or 0800032333

Monmouthshire - 01873 735559 

Newport - 01633 431685

Torfaen - 01633 647420

 

Looking for support you can try at home? 

Make sure to check out the Responsive Feeding Team Linktree which is full of useful videos and websites!

https://linktr.ee/responsivefeedingab

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The ABUHB Responsive Feeding Team can provide feeding support for parents and run regular feeding groups throughout the 5 boroughs. All the details are below, parents can turn up to any of the groups below, not just the ones in their area.

There is also a host of useful infomation, websites and videos which you can access on the Responsive Feeding Linktree

 

Blaenau Gwent Feeding Groups

Ebbw Vale

Hilltop Hub, Brynteg Terrace, NP23 6NA

E1 Bus to Brynteg Terrace

Tuesdays, 9.30- 11.30am (Term time only)

Kelly Evans 07583029781

Support offered: Breastfeeding support. Bottle feeding support. Social networking. Confidence building

 

Blaina

Blaina Integrated Children's Centre, High Street, Blaina, NP13 3BN

91, X1, X15 Buses. Onsite Parking available

Wednesdays 9.30am -11.00am (Term time only)

Kelly Evans 07583029781

Support offered: Breastfeeding support. Bottle feeding support. Social networking. Confidence building.

 

 

Caerphilly Feeding Groups

Caerphilly Central

Parc- y- felin Integrated Children's Cente, Parc- y- felin Street, Caerphilly, CF83 3AH

Buses 26, 50, C9, C16. C17

Wednesday's, 10.00am - 11.30am (Run throughout the year).

Rebecca Meader 07790947327

Support offered: Breastfeeding support group. Social Networking, confidence building.

 

Pontllanfraith

Flying Start Bungalow, Bryn Primary, Forest Hill, Pontllanfraith, NP12 2PL

Thursdays 1pm - 2.30pm

Rebecca Meader 07790947327

Support offered: Breastfeeding support group. Social Networking, confidence building

 

 

Monmouthshire Feeding Groups

Caldicot

Caldicot Community Hub, Woodstock Way, Caldicot, NP26 5DB. Buses 74, X74

Tuesday 10am -11:30am (Term time only)

01291 426425

Support offered: Breastfeeding support, social networking and confidence building.

 

Monmouth

Monmouth Communicat Hub (Library)

Rolls Hall, Whitecros St, Monmouth, NP25 3BY

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10 - 11.30am

Peer supporter Feeding group, support, social networking and confidence building.

 

Abergavenny

Kingdom Come Café, 3 Castle Meadows Park, Merthyr Road, Abergavenny, NP7 7RZ

Tuesday 10am -12pm (Term time only)

Booking required, contact Sophia: 07940 064123

Breastfeeding support, social networking and confidence building.

 

 

Newport Feeding Groups

Central Newport

St Johns Ambulance Base. Lyne Road, Newport, NP20 5JG

Wednesday 10am - 11.30am (Term time only)

Thursday 10am - 11.30am (Term time only)

Gwen Burrell 07769964309

Support offered: Breastfeeding support, social networking and confidence building.

 

Rogerstone

Ty-Du Welfare Hall, Newport, NP10 9EQ

First and Third Fridays of each month 10:30am - 1pm

Katrina or Rhiannon 01633 892505

Support offered: Breastfeeding support, social networking and confidence building.

 

 

Torfaen Feeding Groups

Cwmbran

Cwmbran Town Centre Clinic, Tudor Road, NP44 3XH

Wednesdays 9am - 10am

Suport offered: Breastfeeding support. Bottle feeding support. Social networking. Confidence building.

 

Pontypool

Pontnewynydd Methodist Church, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, NP4 6PD

Wednesdays 10am - 11.30am

Samantha Hoskins 07876022316

Support offered: Breastfeeding support, Social Networking, confidence building

 

Pontypool

A peer supporter-led group at Cold Barn Farm, Trevethin, Pontypool, NP4 8DT.

Fridays, 10am - 11.30am, £1 charge

Support offered: Breastfeeding support. Social networking, confidence building

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National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212

The National Breastfeeding Helpline is a helpline run in collaboration with the Breastfeeding Network (BfN) and the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM). All the volunteers answering calls are mums who have breastfed, and all have received extensive training in breastfeeding support.

Support is also available in Welsh and Polish via the National Breastfeeding Helpline – call 0300 100 0212 and press 1 for Welsh and 2 for Polish.

BfN Supporter line in Bengali / Sylheti: 0300 456 2421

 

The ABM Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 330 5453

La Leche League national Helpline 0345 1202918

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Improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of expectant mothers, infants, children and young people throughout Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Area.

(N.B: The Family and Therapies team at ABUHB is NOT responsible for the content on the webpage links that we refer to in our resource sections and linked information to external sites. All information was accurate and appropriate at the time the webpage was created.)

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