Infant feeding and relationship building

Maternity Breastfeeding

As a Trust we aim to achieve the best practice standards by supporting breastfeeding and close parent-infant relationships by ensuring as new parents you are supported in making informed decisions around feeding your baby. We want to support you in building a relationship with your new baby as this is the best possible start in life and evidence shows this supports optimum brain development.   

The leaflet Building a happy baby: A guide for parents is a good place to start finding out about putting these foundations in place and the video below on Breastfeeding and relationships in the early days discusses the importance of getting to know your baby as the principal start of a strong relationship.

We thank Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative www.babyfriendly.org.uk for preparing this video. 

Drop-in Antenatal workshops - no need to book in advance

Come along to our drop-in local antenatal infant feeding workshops in the Harrow area and bring along your partner or relative.  These are held at -

  • Northwick Park Hospital, Level 4, Maternity Block, Parent Education Room - held on 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 10am to 12noon. 

  • The Wealdstone Centre, 38-40 High Street, Wealdstone, Middlesex, HA3 7AE - (for Harrow resident mums only) held on 1st and 3rd Friday of every month.

Harrow is leading the way with breastfeeding support services consisting of two breastfeeding peer support coordinators and 28 breastfeeding peer supports (local volunteer mothers).  Together they offer both telephone and group support.  Further help is also available through their website www.breastfeedinginharrow.org, an initiative that has achieved UNICEF Baby Friendly Accreditation and they are one of three community trusts in London to have received this award.

Ealing community services provide infant feeding support through the Early Start Team and children's centres. We offer infant feeding support through home visits, infant feeding groups and complex feeding clinics. Please contact your Early Start health visitor for further details.

The Team

To contact a member of the Infant Feeding Team, Kelly Kinsella, Gemma Chandler or Aine McGahon at Northwick Park Hospital please -