Gloucestershire Care Services health visiting service has been awarded UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Accreditation Stage 3.

  • Infant feeding cards that collegaues use with parents can be found here.
  • Take a look at these set of films (Bump to Breastfeeding) that follow the journey of four mums, and we hear from other mums along the way, who decide to breastfeed their babies. These films will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about breastfeeding and how to do it successfully.
  • Information from UNICEF regarding breastfeeding is available here
  • The UNICEF leaflet 'Responsive Feeding' is available here
  • Gloucestershire Welcomes Breastfeeding has a map of sites where breastfeeding is supported. Their site was down when this page was updated. A link will be added when available.
  • The breastfeeding network (BFN) and Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Supporters Network (GBSN) offer local peer support and counsellors for breastfeeding at group settings and by telephone / text. You can find your local support by calling Toni at BFN 07936 391085 or by following this link
  • The National Breastfeeding Helpline is open 9.30am to 9.30pm. Call: 0300 100 0212. Their website is available here
  • If you are interested in becoming a peer supported in Gloucestershire please contact Anne Marie on 07871 174 566
  • UNICEF has produced a video about relationship-building and responsive feeding which can be viewed here.