World Breastfeeding Week 2022

This week is World Breastfeeding Week, a chance to promote, protect, support breastfeeding and highlight the importance of building a strong support network for mothers.

Breastfeeding is a skill that can take time to get the hang of and it can take a while to feel confident, but you’re not alone. Your midwife and health visitor are there to help, guide and support you, and you can find lots of advice online or via support groups, helplines and websites. 

Dads, partners and family are a hugely important source of breastfeeding support. If your partner or family member is breastfeeding, you can support them by attending antenatal or breastfeeding sessions, making them comfortable with extra pillows, bringing them something to drink or a snack, and by being involved in baby’s care.

Derby City Council works in partnership with children’s centres, the NHS and local agencies to provide breastfeeding support in the city. In the community they have several routes of breastfeeding support including children’s centres, clubs and clinics and antenatal feeding sessions.

Derbyshire County Council is supporting mums who choose to breastfeed through its ‘Derbyshire Breastfeeding Charter’ which provides information on the range of services on offer to mums.

The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) is an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others.