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The early years is a key public health priority and our team support a range of programmes in the City to promote the best start in life.
We want to help mothers to breastfeed their babies, as evidence shows that it helps both mothers and babies’ health. We work with other organisations to help make breastfeeding easier when they are out and about, and support Feed Finder to make businesses such as cafés and shops more ‘breastfeeding friendly’.
It can be difficult to find reliable advice on the internet, and we would encourage families to turn to NHS approved sources. Baby Buddy provides parents with trusted advice throughout pregnancy and parenthood. The Baby Buddy app can help parents to understand their feelings and the Out of the Blue videos have been designed to support parents throughout their parenting journey.
Training and support:
We can provide training for the early year’s workforce around ‘introducing solid food’ and ‘healthy eating’ including portion sizes. We work together with a range of health professionals including health visitors and dieticians. (link to internal pages)