A better Medway

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

In line with government advice we have decided to suspend all drop-in sessions and face-to-face meetings until further notice. We are still able to offer support over the phone or video conferencing.

Find out more information from #BesideYou

#BesideYou helps mums breastfeeding to find the support they need. Whether that's at breastfeeding groups, from peer supporters, health professionals or from friends and family.

Breastfeeding isn’t just about mums. Whoever you are, you can show your support.

You can also get involved on Facebook.

Breastfeeding isn't always easy but there are many benefits. Doctors recommend your baby is breastfed to at least six months.

If you're struggling, need motivation, have questions or simply want to meet other mums to talk to about breastfeeding, then we're here to help.

In Medway, you can go to a local breastfeeding group, talk to a local peer supporter or get our Baby Buddy app on the App Store or Google Play

The app's packed full of advice, resources and helpful films that will help answer your questions about breastfeeding.

Find out more on #BesideYou

Alcohol and pregnancy

According to the Chief Medical Officers (CMO) for the UK, the safest approach is to not drink alcohol at all during pregnancy. This will help keep risks to your baby to a minimum.

Drinking alcohol in pregnancy can lead to long-term harm to your baby. The more you drink, the greater the risk.

Find out more about drinking alcohol while pregnant.