Whether you have got a new baby, or are preparing for your child to start school, the 0-19 team are here to offer you advice, support, information to help you and your family be as healthy as possible. We offer all children an assessment of their health, growth and development at the following times:
- 10-14 days
- 6-8 weeks
- Around 9-12 months
- Between 2-2.5 years
You don’t need to contact us to arrange these assessments, we will contact you.
We realise being a parent can be full of challenges and you may need extra help from time to time. Your 0-19 team are here to offer this help when you need it, for example, if your child is ill, having difficulties with feeding, sleeping, toileting and behaviour. We can also help parents/carers with issues such as their own emotional health and parenting.
If you and your family find you are having significant difficulties, for example if your child has a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND), a medical condition, or perhaps there are concerns about the safely of your child, the 0-19 team will be involved in ensuring your child is safe and getting the services and care they need.
If you are under 25 years of age and have a child less than 2 years of age, you may be receiving input from our Partnering Families Team (PFT). Email PFT to find out more information.
For any enquiries or questions about the clinics, including booking on clinics that require an appointment, contact the health visiting team on 01902 444161 (Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm).
If you are unable to attend an appointment please remember to cancel or rearrange your appointment so that it may be offered to someone else.
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Breastfeeding is the healthiest and most natural way to feed your baby, but not everyone finds it easy. We are here to support you and your family, to help you find what’s best for you and your baby.
We offer timely and responsive support in the form of breastfeeding support groups.
Support groups are available across Wolverhampton to provide help, information and social opportunities for mothers and mothers-to-be.
For more complex issues we offer support in the home.
We also provide training for all staff working in specialist services, community networks and drop-in centres.
We are fully accredited by the Baby Friendly Initiative, which promotes best practice and evidence-based approaches to supporting parents with feeding and nurturing infants in the early years.
Our team, which is made up of health visitors and health professionals, offers friendly, skilled breastfeeding support and information for mothers experiencing breastfeeding difficulties. This is offered either in the home, a clinic or drop-in setting.
By protecting, supporting and normalising breastfeeding we aim to improve the health and wellbeing of all children in our communities and increase the number of infants who receive breast milk.
For breastfeeding support and information please contact your health visitor or visit one of our drop-ins - please download our flyer for details.
For specialist breastfeeding help please contact your health visitor or midwife and they will arrange a referral for support.
Breastfeeding Support and Social Groups in Wolverhampton (PDF, 88Kb)
Important Information about Feeding Your Baby (PDF, 3.8Mb)
National Support and Information
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212
National Childbirth Trust (8:00am-10:00pm): 0300 330 0771
LA Leche League: 0845 120 2918
Breastfeeding Network: 0300 100 0210
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300 330 5453
Below are links to a wide range of websites and online leaflets. These are all based on the most up to date advice and information.