Links and Contacts

Your midwife, health visitor and breastfeeding peer supporter will all be there to offer you support and guidance during your breastfeeding experience. However, if you ever feel like you need another helping hand here are some numbers and websites that you might find useful.

The Breastfeeding Team

Alison Healey, Lead Commissioner 0-5 Health Improvement Services and Breastfeeding Strategic Lead - 01942 828913 / Mobile 07770 982 187

Sharon Brown, Community Infant Feeding Lead - 01942 483056 / Mobile 07795 017 630

Kathryn Ashton, Maternity Infant Feeding Co-ordinator - 01942 778569

Maternity Ward - 01942 778506

Midwifery Infant Feeding Team  - 01942 778557

Breastfeeding Peer Support Service - 01942 777903

Helpful Numbers and Websites

National Breastfeeding Helpline – 0300 100 0212
This helpline is open from 9:30am to 9:30pm and a trained volunteer will be able to help you with your questions.

Breastfeeding Network Supporterline - 0300 100 0210 / www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

This is in addition to BfN Supporterline in Bengali / Sylheti: 0300 456 2421

NCT Breastfeeding Helpline – 0300 3300 771 / www.nct.org.uk

Breast Pump Hire - Medela Mail Order – Tel: 0161 776 0400

NHS Baby Life Check - if your baby is aged between 5-8 months and you'd like more information on health and development visit www.babylifecheck.co.uk

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initative - www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly

NHS Breastfeeding Information - www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk

National Childbirth Trust – www.nct.org.co.uk

La Leche League – www.laleche.org.uk

The Breastfeeding Network – www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers - www.abm.me.uk

Wigan Council - www.wigan.gov.uk

Wigan Safeguarding Children Board - www.wiganlscb.com

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust - www.bridgewater.nhs.uk

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust - www.wiganleigh.nhs.uk

Wigan Clinical Commissioning Group - www.wiganboroughccg.nhs.uk

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Concerned but don’t want to complain?
Worried but not sure what to do?
Have a problem, but don’t know who to ask?

Contact Patient Services Team (Bridgewater)

Tel: 0800 587 0562

Email: patient.services@bridgewater.nhs.uk

Contact Patient Relations (RAEI)

Tel: 01942 773343

Email:  patient.relations@wwl.nhs.uk  

This service provides confidential advice, support and information. Information on how to make a complaint can be provided.

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