Infant feeding and relationship building

Latest news - The antenatal infant feeding classes now run on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 10am to 12noon (except for bank holiday weekends).  For more information click on the Antenatal classes tab.

Maternity Breastfeeding

Our aim is to help you feed your baby and support you and your family to bond with your baby.  Building a happy baby involves love and closeness.  Loving cuddles are good for your baby's brain.  Happy babies make happy children who become happy adults.

The leaflet Building a happy baby: A guide for parents is a good place to start finding out more about this and also the short video below on Breastfeeding and relationships in the early days. 

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

Infosheets in various foreign languages to support parents with basics of feeding and responding to their baby can be found on the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative website.

Parent resources that covers various aspects of parenthood, getting to know your baby and supporting brain development can be found on the The Association for Infant Mental Health UK (AIMH) website and registration for parents is free.

Training parent to breastfeed

Drop-in antenatal class 

Come along to our local antenatal infant feeding classes in Harrow. Family members are welcome to join in.  

Place - Northwick Park Hospital, Maternity Block, Level 4, Parent Education Room (next to lifts).


  • Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 10am to 12noon, except Bank Holiday weekends (English language).
  • 1st Saturday of every month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, except Bank Holiday weekends (Gujarati language).
  • 3rd Saturday of every month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, except Bank Holiday weekends (Romanian language).

How to book your place -

Please give your name, telephone number, how many weeks pregnant you are and your preferred date. 

Harrow is a fully re-accredited UNICEF Baby Friendly community.  We offer support to all mothers, whether breastfeeding, mixed feeding or formula feeding.  We also offer specialist support to young mothers under the age of 25.  Further information on the service is available at this link -www.breastfeedinginharrow.org

Ealing community services provide classes and appointments for you and your partner during your pregnancy within the Early Start Team and Children's Centres.  Please contact your Early Start Health Visitor for further details.

How to contact the Infant Feeding Team during office hours only -

Northwick Park Hospital 

Harrow Community

Ealing Community -

or email the teams on LNWH-tr.infantfeedingteam@nhs.net 

Brent Community

  • If you live in the borough of Brent please ring 020 8102 4900 for support near you.

National Breastfeeding Helpline - 0300 1000 212 (9.30am to 9.30pm)

The value of breastmilk

There are many reasons to breastfeed and the benefits include increasing your baby's immunity to ear infections, chest infections and allergies.  Breastfeeding also lowers the risk of ovarian cancer, breast cancer and osteoporosis in mothers. Talk to your midwife or Health Visitor for more information. 

Please click on link for more information on - 

Also Breastfeeding Friend from Start4Life is available on Amazon Alexa’s voice search service.