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Healthy Living - Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding has enormous health benefits for both mother and baby, and is the most natural and healthiest way for a mother to feed her baby, providing the baby with the best start in life.
Don't just take our word for it!

Social and Support

There are lots of places to meet other mothers, discuss baby care and feeding with peers, seek professional advice or solve breastfeeding problems, if they develop.
NHS Grampian has a Facebook page for information called 'Breastfeed Grampian' but you will also find other local groups and pages online with discussions and support from other mums.
There are also lots of breastfeeding groups throughout Grampian.  Please ask your midwife or health visitor for information, or search for your area at: www.babyfeedingmatters.co.uk.

Local and National Advice and Information

If you have any queries at all in relation to breastfeeding, please don't hesitate to get in touch with someone to get the right help and support early.  Getting help early can put your mind at rest about any worries and prevent any problems from getting worse.
  • Grampian Infant Feeding Team, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Tel: 01224 551973
  • Elgin Infant Feeding Team, Dr Gray's Hospital, Tel: 01343 567531
  • Peterhead Maternity Unit, Tel: 01779 482445

  • The Breastfeeding Network Helpline, www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk, Tel: 0300 100 0212
  • Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, www.abm.me.uk, Tel: 0300 330 5453
  • La Leche League Helpline, www.laleche.org.uk, Tel: 0845 120 2918
  • NCT Parents Enquiry Line, www.nct.org.uk, Tel: 0300 330 0700

Please note that NHS Grampian is not responsible for the content or the accuracy of these external websites.