Breast feeding support

The Rosie is committed to offering you support to establish breastfeeding. It should be a rewarding and satisfying experience for both you and your baby. Sometimes, mothers and babies need a little more help and there is a wide support system in the community when you leave the hospital.

Rosie Infant feeding team

Support line 01223 596292 (voicemail service) or email: rosiehospitalinfantfeedingsupportline@addenbrookes.nhs.uk for non-urgent support which is available Mon-Fri 9-5pm.

Helplines

The National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212 from 9.30am-9.30pm 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300 456 2421

National Childbirth Trust (NCT) 0300 330 0700

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 0300 330 5453

La Leche League 0345 120 2918

Whilst face to face support groups are currently postponed due to COVID the following virtual support is available

Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance are providing online support such as zoom video call or private messaging, 9am-12.00 Monday-Saturday and can be contacted via their facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/725008948037306/ or email cambridgebreastfeedingalliance@gmail.com

La Leche league Cambridge are providing online breastfeeding support via zoom on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lllcambridge/

Ely Milks online breastfeeding support alternate Fridays https://www.facebook.com/elybreastfeeding

Cottenham Breastfeeding Cafe (NCT) Friday’s 12-2 https://www.facebook.com/cottenhambreastfeeding

Haverhill Breastfeeding Friends: Wednesdays https://www.facebook.com/HBfFriends

Specialist advice and support is available through the Healthy Child Programme Infant Feeding Team on 0300 029 5050 or via the NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Infant Feeding facebook page.

There is also a range of virtual infant feeding advice and guidance available UNICEF website: https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/support-for-parents/