The Community Breastfeeding Team provides breastfeeding support for mothers in Stoke-on-Trent to give babies the best start in life

We offer a personal and friendly approach to help mothers breastfeed, offer a range of practical support and advice:

  • Access to community breastfeeding groups
  • Antenatal breastfeeding information
  • Breastfeeding advice and support to mothers and wider family for up to 6-8 weeks
  • Help for mothers to maintain breastfeeding
  • Helpline support for mothers and families (restricted hours)
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the benefits of breastfeeding
  • Initial breastfeeding / infant feeding support within 48 hours of hospital discharge from the Royal Stoke Hospital or home birth
  • Promotion of wider Public Health initiatives to help support families with a healthy lifestyle
  • Safeguarding for mothers and babies
  • Understanding of maternal well-being and ability to refer on as appropriate

Available to all mothers who have just given birth

All mothers who have just given birth and live in Stoke-on-Trent will receive a contact from the Community Breastfeeding Team within 48 hours of discharge from the Royal Stoke Hospital or a home birth.

Referrals into the team can also be made by

  • All healthcare professionals, including GPs, Health Visitors, Midwives.
  • Antenatal mothers
  • Self-referrals from mothers with infants up to 8 weeks

Speak to your relevant healthcare professional for referral advice.

To self refer into the service telephone 0300 7900 163

Helpline Support

The Community Breastfeeding Team offers a breastfeeding support helpline which families can call

0300 7900 163

08:00 to 18:00

Monday to Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays)

Outside of these times, a national helpline can be called

0300 100 0212

09:30 to 21:30

Every day.

Get in Contact

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR


Switchboard number

0300 790 7000
(staffed 24 hours a day, every day)

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