Want to know more about breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding advice from Start for Life is a resource for new parents – even if you have had children before, because every pregnancy and child birth is different.
Start for Life provides lots of helpful information and advice on how to breastfeed your baby. But if you have any breastfeeding worries or concerns, the best thing to do is speak to your midwife or health visitor, or join a local breastfeeding support group
You can also ask our Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend questions anytime, day or night. It’s available on:
Set backs with breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is a skill that takes time to get the hang of – there’s no shame in asking for help. First and foremost – don’t worry. It happens to everyone.
Second, there is nothing to feel ashamed or guilty about. Junior doctor and mum of two explains:
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Breastfeeding in public
Feel free. Go ahead. The law protect you.
The majority of people don’t mind a woman breastfeeding her child, or simply don’t notice. If you feel self-conscious, try to remind yourself that you are doing the best and most natural thing for your baby. The more it’s done, the more normal it will become. For more facts and reassurance, visit Start for Life.
Local support from Children and Family Centres
Children’s centres provide activities for under 5s and support and information for their families. They host services from a range of professionals depending on local need and parental choice. The services they offer can be found on the Bracknell Forest Council website.
In Bracknell Forest there are 4 centres:
- The Rowans and Sycamores – serving Easthampstead and surrounding areas, accessible on foot from town and by bus services 171 / 172
- The Oaks and Hollies – supporting parents in and around the Great Hollands area
- The Willows and Maples – for parents and families in and around the Priestwood and town centre
- The Alders and Chestnuts – for families in the Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Owlsmoor and College Town areas
You can follow the children’s centres on Facebook.