We are still here to support you
This year's theme for Breastfeeding Celebration Week (1-7 June) is supporting breastfeeding during COVID-19. We wanted to let you know that we are still here to support you and share the amazing work that continues during COVID-19.
All our services know the risk of babies developing infectious diseases. There are many factors, in breastmilk that help to destroy harmful pathogens and boost the baby's immune system and there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be passed through breastmilk.
To help support you through your breastfeeding journey, our services will continue to promote, protect, and support you during COVID-19 and beyond. Our wonderful Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership services are offering video chat, telephone consultations, a duty advice line and some clinics for those in particular need. All the information and support the services offer is research and evidenced based and the information is most up to date.
Our fabulous Tower Hamlets Baby Feeding Service continue to offer bedside contacts with new mothers in hospital and are following up with postnatal clinics and video calls to all breastfeeding new mothers. The antenatal and support groups are also continuing to support mothers online.
Further breastfeeding information:
NHS Start 4 Life: Breastfeeding advice Click here
UNICEF: Support for Parents Click here
UNICEF: COVID-19 Guidance and Resources to support you Click here
If you need support, you can get in touch with any of the Baby feeding helplines below:
Tower Hamlets Baby Feeding Service – Tel: 02035942591 or call/text on 07961609626
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National Breastfeeding Helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212, 9.30am – 9.30pm
BfN Supporter line (Bengali / Sylheti) – Tel: 0300 456 2421, 9.30am – 9.30pm
La Lech League – Tel: 0345 120 2918
NCT – Tel: 0300 330 0700, 8.00am – 12.00 midnight