A better Medway

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Medway families can book a 'Hello Baby' appointment and speak to a peer supporter about getting feeding off to the best start before your baby arrives.

If you need support when your baby arrives, you can also call the health visitor duty line or speak to a peer supporter. To book your appointment:

  • ring 07791 043 190
  • email medch.mbn@nhs.net
  • call your health visitor on 0300 123 3444.

If you're pregnant or your baby is under 2 weeks old, you can also get information from Medway Foundation Trust.

#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.

Find out more information from #BesideYou

You can also get involved on Facebook.

Breastfeeding isn't always easy but there are many benefits. Doctors recommend your baby is breastfed for 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


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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.