Breastfeeding website provides support at click of a button


Mothers and families in Lincolnshire now have access to a wealth of information about breastfeeding, thanks to a new website

Details about feeding patterns, cues, how to express and how to support your partner are among the tips available on the website launched by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS).

The website has been developed with insight from the trust’s infant feeding coordinators, who offer specialist advice to parents across Lincolnshire, and from the experiences of members of the county’s Breaststart groups.

Its launch coincided with celebrations for World Breastfeeding Awareness Week earlier this month.

Infant feeding coordinator at LCHS Mandy Street said: “I would like to thank everyone who has worked in partnership to produce this eye-catching website. We are delighted to be able to recognise the importance of enabling mothers and their families to have easy access to current breastfeeding information. This will help them to continue to enjoy their breastfeeding experiences for longer and gain all of the associated health benefits.”

Parents Angela and Craig Doyle from Lincoln were among the first to try out the website. They said: “This is a fantastic website. It’s clear and easy to use and has everything you need to know all in one place. It provides peace of mind for any new parent.”