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Pregnancy and your new baby

Information and links for where to get help about pregnancy, postnatal support, registering your baby and more.

From finding out you are pregnant to knowing what to do as a new parent, everyone will have lots of different stories and advice for you. It can become confusing knowing what to do for the best, so help is available:

Midwifery support

You think you might be pregnant, then you take a pregnancy test and then the GP appointment confirms your pregnancy. What's next?

Support and advice is available
Finding out you are pregnant

What happens and things to think about when you're first pregnant. .

 Finding out you're pregnant | NHS

Register my baby

You’re back home with your baby looking forward to settling into a new routine. Before life runs away with you don’t forget – you have 42 days to register the birth:

Register your baby's birth
Birth registration at Leicestershire County Council

Offered by appointment only.

 Register a birth | Leicestershire County Council

Infant feeding

The World Health Organisation recommends breastfeeding for the first six months. But, no matter how you choose to feed your baby, your decision is respected, and support is available for all new parents. Please see a range of support and information guiding you from newborn feeding through to weaning.

Breast feeding peer support

Breast feeding peer supporters are available across Leicestershire and while they aren't professionals, they’ve had significant training and are available as that ‘trusted friend,’ with knowledge, hints and tips.  

Leicestershire County Council

Find your nearest peer supporters, below: 

Charnwood Bras

Breastfeeding support and reassurance in Charnwood.

 Contact us | Charnwood Bras

Melton Breastfriends

A members only support group.

 The Melton Breastfeeding Support Group | Facebook

North West Leicestershire - Magic Milk

A group of breastfeeding mothers who are also trained breastfeeding peer supporters.

 Magic Milk North West Leicestershire

Hinckley - Up Front

Breastfeeding support for the Hinckley and Bosworth area.

 Up Front

Blaby, Oadby and Wigston

Bosom Babies - Support for breastfeeding mums and mums to be.

 Bosom Babies | Facebook


Mammas and Milk Matters – Members only breastfeeding support group for mums.

 Mammas and Milk Matters | Facebook

How to bottle feed | NHS takes you through advice from buying what you need to buy, to common questions, if you choose to bottle feed.

Other breastfeeding information

Choosing to breastfeed

Leicestershire County Council

Returning to work and breastfeeding

Leicestershire County Council

Baby's sleep and breastfeeding

Leicestershire County Council
  • Pain when breastfeeding

  • Leicestershire County Council

Find a health visitor

Support and advice is available

Health Visitors are now called Public Health Nurses. After you’ve had your baby, a Public Health Nurse will get in touch with you.

You’ll receive a letter on how to access digital resources on the Health for Under 5s website and Chat health | NHS  – a secure text messaging service. 

Find out more about your antenatal contact.

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