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Where to get support?

What support is available for me?

Once you have made the decision to breastfeed you might like to find out about the support available in your area. Finding your local breastfeeding support group can be an important part of your antenatal preparation and all of the groups listed on the Cherubs website welcome pregnant mums-to-be.

Breastfeeding support groups allow you to mix with other mums and meet with health professionals in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Support should also be available from health professionals before and after your baby arrives.  Hospitals may have additional help in the form of peer supporters (mums who have already breastfed) and/or breastfeeding specialists on the ward who will be able to assist you as soon as your baby arrives.

As soon as you are discharged home Cherubs will be able to offer you a home visit so please ring the support-line to arrange this.

Breastfeeding Classes - Mid Cheshire Hospital Foundation Trust (MCHFT)

If you are at least 28 weeks pregnant you may like to attend one of the breastfeeding classes on offer.  There are 2 types available:  women only and couples

They cover the following:

  • The Health Benefits of Breastfeeding
  • Skin to skin
  • Feeding Cues
  • Overcoming difficulties
  • Returning to Work
  • Hand expressing
  • How partners and families can help
  • Further support available

Refreshments are provided.

For further information visit the Parentcraft section on the MCHFT site (click here). Scroll down to the timetable at the end of the page - this will let you know the up and coming dates and times!  

You can book your place when you visit the antenatal clinic at Leighton or by phoning them on 01270 612184

 

Please note - you can only attend these classes if you are booked in to have your baby at Leighton Hospital.  

You are however welcome to attend any of our community Cherubs groups and speak to any of our breastfeeding support workers should you have any questions - pregnant mums-to-be are always welcome!

 

 

Help

Cheshire East Residents only:

Cherubs Helpline     (9am - 5pm Mon - Fri):  03001234579

Leighton Hospital Crewe: 01270 612287

Macclesfield District General Hospital: 01625 661153

 

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