Antenatal & Breastfeeding Support

We are proud to have achieved Unicef Baby Friendly accreditation alongside the Community Family Hub in Newcastle.

We work together with key agencies to support families from conception to age two through the Amazing Start programme.

Working with parents and families, we provide antenatal and breastfeeding information and support through a team of trained staff and volunteers.

Here’s Jo from the Amazing Start team with an update about the support currently available during the current Covid-19 social distancing period.

You can call the team on 07826531575 or contact us via our contact form.


Antenatal Support

Our Amazing Start services are free, confidential and non-judgemental.

The team are trained to provide practical and emotional support to women from conception to birth and we offer information to enable you to make informed choices about how to feed your baby.

They can support you with:

  • building strong parent-baby relationships,
  • preparing for labour and birth
  • preparing for baby.

Breastfeeding Support

We can offer group or one to one sessions with support to achieve your breastfeeding goals, building a happy baby and guidance on returning to work.

Our Breastfeeding Social Groups are relaxed, informal and friendly and offer a great way to meet other breastfeeding mums, get handy tips and an opportunity to get support from a member of staff or a volunteer.

 

Please note that even though during the Covid-19 social distancing period our groups will not run, we are now offering virtual Breastfeeding Socials by Zoom. 

Pop over to the Breastfeeding Mams Facebook page and take a look at the Events section to find out when they are planned and how to get involved!

 


Our team is here to support you if you need us, please contact us on our Central Line 07826531575, and we’ve also got an Instagram for additional support and information.

Leanne is here to tell you a little bit about the support we can offer.


Talking About…

Throughout the year we’ll be talking about some of the popular discussion topics and common questions we get asked from breastfeeding mothers.

Claire is here and talking about…skin to skin contact

 

View our other recent Talking About topics:


Amazing Start Volunteers

 

Our Volunteers are an incredibly important part of what we do, many have used our services previously and found the support invaluable and so they have wanted to offer support to other women too.

All of our volunteers are trained to provide antenatal and breast feeding support to mothers and families.

To hear from some our amazing volunteers, we have a “Meet some of our volunteers” playlist on You Tube where our volunteers share their own personal experiences of volunteering with Healthworks and why they decided to get involved.

 

If you live in Newcastle we’d love to hear from you, find out more about the role and how to apply here.


Hands forming a heartYou may also be interested in our free Family Activities Online digital resource which brings together a list of online activities and resources for all ages.

Visit our Improving Wellbeing page too as this has lots of information, tips and resources to help with relaxation and positive mental wellbeing.

You may also be interested in our Pre school.