Feeding your baby

Baby feeding support

You can get lots of help from your midwife and health visitor, you can also call or text Newham Baby Feeding Helpline on 07534 249611, or by emailing baby.feeding@newham.gov.uk.

Baby Feeding Cafes

Come along to one of our friendly drop ins, meet other mums and get support with breastfeeding, bottle feeding, expressing, starting solids and more.

Tuesdays 1.30 - 3.00pm on Zoom, book here.

Wednesdays 1 - 3.00pm at East Ham Library

Baby Buddy has film clips of skin to skin, first feeds, how breastfeeding works, expressing milk, feeding out and about and returning to work.  

Global Health Media has lots of helpful films including breastfeeding in the first hours.  

More information about breastfeeding and bottle feeding is available in languages including Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian and Urdu: Baby feeding in other languages  

There is also lots of local support from our voluntary services as well as the national helplines – from 7am to midnight, seven days a week:

National Voluntary Organisations  



National Childbirth Trust (NCT)  

8am - 12pm  

0300 330 0700  

La Leche League GB (LLL)   

24 hours daily  

0845 120 2918  

Breastfeeding Network (BfN)  

9.30am - 9.30pm  

0300 100 0210  

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers   

9.30am - 10.30pm  

0300 330 5453  

National breastfeeding helpline  

9.30am - 9.30pm  

0300 100 0212  

  Read more about Breastfeeding in the UK - Baby Friendly Initiative (unicef.org.uk)