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Infant Feeding

Healthy and appropriate feeding of your baby is an important first step at the start of life - from breastfeeding or formula feed to combination feed and introduction of nutritional solid foods.


  • Breastfeeding

    Get off to a good start through breastfeeding help and support with guidance on 1-to-1 support for breastfeeding, helplines and websites, and how your partner can support breastfeeding.

  • Formula Feeding

    Formula feeding or a combination of breastfeeding and formula feeding allows a bottle to be prepared and given to a baby by a partner, family members or other adults to help and support new mothers.

  • Solid foods

    At about 6 months old your child can begin eating solid foods. By the time they reach 7 or 8 months, your child can eat a variety of foods from different food groups.

  • Infant feeding support

    Getting the right support is important to help mothers and parents make informed decisions about feeding and caring for their babies, find a session at your local children, young people and family centre.

  • Healthy start voucher

    Healthy Start helps you give your family the very best start in life. If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old, you may be eligible to get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods.

  • Teething and oral health

    Caring for your child’s teeth and oral health from birth is important to prevent or reduce tooth decay in infants and children. Leicester City Council’s public health service provides advice to improve the oral health of children in Leicester.

Mother feeding her son
Boy and Mum by the seaside

Contact Children's Services

You can submit an online enquiry to the children's centres using the Contact Us form.

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