Infant Feeding

What we do

The Coventry Infant Feeding Team are here to help families make an informed decision about how to feed their baby, to support families through their feeding journey and beyond.

Who we are

We are a team of UNICEF BFI Trained and Accredited Infant Feeding Peer Support Workers, we offer support to Coventry families throughout pregnancy and after baby has been born.

What does our team offer?

  • Mother/Parent is allocated an infant feeing peer support worker.
  • Information on building a close and loving relationship with your baby, before and after baby is born.
  • Antenatal support.
  • Details of the health benefits of breastfeeding.
  • Information on brain development, oxytocin, effective milk transfer, responsive feeding and more.
  • Home visits.
  • Virtual Support such as weekday video and telephone consultation and text message support.
  • Twice weekly feeding cafes.
  • Infant feeding peer support worker lead clinics.
  • Specialist infant feeding clinics.
  • Weekly virtual antenatal class.
  • Video masterclasses on common feeding issues.
  • Pump hire.
  • Staff training.
  • Direction to our social media handles, which is updated with information and support.
  • Unicef’s Baby Friendly Initiative, we have been awarded re-accreditation and are now going for gold!

Our Working Partners

  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Health Visiting
  • Maternity Services
  • Family Health and Lifestyle Service Coventry
  • Coventry University

We aim to:

  • Promote breastfeeding
  • Skin to skin
  • Emotional attachment and bonding
  • Responsive feeding and parenting
  • Relationship building, building a happy baby

We offer virtual consultations, breastfeeding support clinics and home visiting.