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Pregnancy, breastfeeding and early parenthood

Pregnancy and early parenthood is a period of great change that can impact on the short and long-term health and well being of the mother and baby.  Parents are faced with many new challenges during this time. Easy access to quality information and support during pregnancy and after the baby is born is important to help make the process as smooth as possible. 

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

DadPad app

The practical information within the app includes guides on: 

  • Breastfeeding
  • Bottle feeding
  • Communicating and bonding with your baby
  • How babies like to be held
  • Surviving without sleep 

Dads can feel more confident about fatherhood and enjoy their new babies with the DadPad app. Find out more and download the DadPad App website.

The DadPad app is a new app for dads-to-be and dads with new babies. Dads in B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire can download the free app to get bitesize top tips on how to care for their new baby. Babies don't come with a set of instructions and we know that dads want important information on how to care for their new baby, and what to expect.

Mum2Mum Breastfeeding support groups

Mum2Mum groups provide peer support from trained volunteers with experience of breastfeeding their own children in relaxed, welcoming environments across the county. Please phone venue to confirm day and time.

Advice and support

No Worries pharmacy

NHS: Pregnancy and Baby guide

Healthy Start website

Breastfeeding welcome scheme - find a venue

NHS: When to have vaccinations


NHS: Start4life - information service for parents