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Resources

If you live elsewhere in Leicestershire and Rutland

There are groups in every area.

www.leicspart.nhs.uk/infantfeeding

You can download The Meals on Heels app for smartphones - This Leicestershire specific app lists groups, advice and breastfeeding friendly venues. 


National Helplines & Websites

La Leche League UK 0845 1202918 (24h)

www.laleche.org.uk


NCT 0300 330771 (open daily 8am-10pm)

www.nct.org.uk/parenting/breastfeeding-common-concerns-and-questions


Breastfeeding Network 03001000120 (open daily 9.30am-9.30pm)

Number for what prescription drugs you can take whilst breastfeeding: 0844 4120995 (answerphone)

www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/


Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 0870 4017711 

abm.me.uk


The Baby Friendly Inititative 

www.unicef.org.uk/BabyFriendly/About-Baby-Friendly/What-is-the-Baby-Friendly-Initiative/


Great website for all questions relating to breastfeeding – American but still a great resource:

www.kellymom.com


Leicestershire Sure Start Centres

Centres in the Blaby Oadby Wigston District:

   Wigston Magna Sure Start Children's Centre, 30 Long St, Wigston, LE18 2AH 0116 305 5282 

   Huncote Sure Start Children's Centre, Sportsfield Lane, Huncote, LE9 3BN 0116 305 0306

   Braunstone Town Sure Start Children's Centre, Kingsway North, Braunstone Town, LE3 3BD 0116305 4217 

   South Wigston Sure Start Children's Centre, The Bobbin Factory, Canal St, South Wigston, LE18 4PL 0116 305 5039 

   Countesthorpe Sure Start Children's Centre, Winchester Road, Countesthorpe, LE8 5PR 0116 305 5170 

   Oadby Walter Charles Community Centre, Wigston Rd, Oadby, Le2 5QF 0116 305 5282

For more details in Leicestershire:

www.leics.gov.uk/index/education/childcare/extendedservices/childrenscentres2/childrens_centres_where.htm


Benefits of breastfeeding

www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/why-breastfeed.aspx

www.nct.org.uk/sites/default/files/Breastfeeding_reasons_to_be_proud.pdf