Breastfeeding | Oxfordshire County Council


Where to get help and advice on feeding your baby in Oxfordshire.

Help and support in Oxfordshire

In Oxfordshire, maternity services, health visitors, children's services  and voluntary organisations work to offer  help, support and encouragement  to mums either individually or via drop-in groups. Your midwife or health visitor will give you details of where you can go locally.

In certain areas of Oxfordshire where breastfeeding rates are low there are community breastfeeding support workers, who can provide additional support.  Ask your health visitor if you are in an eligible area.

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Feeding when out and about

We are working with other partners to ensure that any mother who wishes to breastfeed in public can do so if she wishes.

Under the Equality Act 2010 businesses cannot discriminate a mother for wishing to breastfeed.

If you'd like to breastfeed but would like to know in advance is a place is breastfeeding friendly and what facilities it has you can use the free Feedfinder app for both Android and Apple or the website for a zoomable Google map, where over 50 coffee shops and other venues are listed. Please feel free to add any places you feel are particularly friendly and supportive towards breastfeeding mums.

Keep your eye out for the signs shown above in businesses and public buildings which flag up awareness and support for the rights of breastfeeding mothers.


Last reviewed
01 March 2018
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