Personal, one-on-one breastfeeding support by fully trained Infant Feeding Support Workers in your home. This service can be accessed both antenatally and postnatally within the first 6 weeks of your baby’s life.

This service is provided through our partner, Southend University Hospital.

Infant Feeding Support workers help mothers with all breastfeeding needs, and can refer on to further services if required. The service is currently available within Kursaal, Shoebury and West Shoebury wards.

During these appointments, Infant Feeding Support workers will discuss:

  • The benefits of breastmilk and breastfeeding
  • How to get breastfeeding off to a good start
  • The importance of developing a relationship with your baby both during and after pregnancy
  • Positioning and attachment
  • Hand expressing of breast milk
  • How families and partners can support

Check your postcode to see if you are living in an eligible area here.

For more information and to book, please get in touch with the Infant Feeding Support team on 07880714472 or email

Useful Links: or phone their helpline (0300 100 0212) for information and support, 9.30am – 9.30pm every day for information around breastfeeding . There are also printable information around safety of medications and breastmilk : for information, videos and support regarding parenting and Infant feeding information in other languages : for a wide range of services and support for families within the ABSS wards Southend : for group based breast feeding support in the Southend ABSS area for information about our work within the BAME and non-British communities

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