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Lots of resources and videos to help you with all aspects of breastfeeding.
Find out about breastfeeding rates in the UK and our work to improve them.
We offer support with breastfeeding and infant feeding to make healthy eating choices. Understanding of attachment and bonding. Contact our advice line or our Facebook page Torbay Infant Feeding
Torbay children’s centres loan out electronic breast pumps free to low income parents or £30 per month including a £10 refundable deposit.
- Support & sustain breastfeeding.
- Encourage breastfeeding for more than 6 months.
- Support bonding between infants and mothers.
- Improve the health of mothers and infants.
Loaning out the breast pumps; includes pump and a non-returnable collection set. Each pump is cleaned after each hire to prevent cross contamination. Registration is completed (if required) before each hire. Liability form is completed for each hire, to cover non-returned or damaged pumps.
Call us on 01803 210200 or email Torbay Children's Centre
Whatever you want to know about parenthood, from breastfeeding to when your baby will have their first vaccinations, you should find it here.
Here you will find useful information on breastfeeding, formula feeding, weaning and healthy eating which can be filtered to find the relevant information for your baby’s age.
Starting your baby on solid foods. Introducing your baby to solid foods, also referred to as weaning or complementary feeding, starts when your baby is around 6 months old.
Skin to skin contact helps the baby to adjust to life outside the womb and is highly important for supporting mothers to initiate breastfeeding and to develop a close, loving relationship with their baby.
Skin-to-skin contact is usually referred to as the practice where a baby is dried and laid directly on their mother’s bare chest after birth, both of them covered in a warm blanket and left for at least an hour or until after the first feed. Skin-to-skin contact can also take place any time a baby needs comforting or calming and to help boost a mother’s milk supply. Skin-to-skin contact is also vital in neonatal units, where it is often known as ‘kangaroo care’, helping parents to bond with their baby, as well as supporting better physical and developmental outcomes for the baby.