Infant Feeding and Relationship Building

Welcome to the Haringey Infant Feeding services. We offer advice and support on breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and introducing your child to solid food.
Please have a look at the services and resources below to help you on your journey:

Breastfeeding Support

Throughout your breastfeeding journey there may be times where you need support and guidance. In Haringey we have a number of services to help that are free for all parents.
For Haringey services click here.  Some further helpful resources can be found below.

Responsive Breastfeeding

Responsive breastfeeding is about responding to your baby’s cues and not following a schedule or routine. Responsive breastfeeding recognises that feeds are not just for nutrition, but also provide comfort and reassurance for both mother and baby.

Responsive Bottle Feeding

Responsive bottle feeding is about supporting you to tune in to your baby’s feeding cues by holding them close during their feeds, offering the bottle in response to feeding cues and pacing the feeds.

Tips for Feeding out and about

You are welcome to feed your baby at all Whitttington Health premises and local children’s centres.  See resources below for tips on feeding out and about:

Safer sleep

Please see the following links for information about how to make sure your baby sleeps safely:

Baby brain development

In pregnancy and the early years of life your baby’s brain is growing very quickly. There are many things you can do to help them to grow and make them feel safe and secure.

Healthy Start

If you’re pregnant, have a baby under 1 or have children under 4 years you can get free multivitamins – find out more here

Introduction to Solids

From around 6 months of age babies begin to show signs that they are ready to start solid foods, their digestive system is also ready.
Your Health visiting team will be able to support you with further information on introducing your baby to solid foods if required and below are some links you may find useful.


The HENRY Healthy Families: Right from the Start programme is running locally.
Research shows that the key ingredients to ensuring babies and young children have a healthy start in life are:
  • Parenting confidence
  • Physical activity for little ones
  • What children and families eat
  • Family lifestyle habits
  • Enjoying life as a family

The programme covers these 5 themes across 8 weeks and provides everything you need to help get your little one off to a great start.
If you feel your family would benefit from attending the HENRY programme, please speak to your Health Visiting team for further information.

Page last updated: 01 Dec 2022
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