Don’t be afraid to ask for help

A good support system gives you a much needed break when you’re overwhelmed. As well as all the laughs, love and memories, being a parent can also bring a lot of stress and worry. It is important to ask for help, from your partner, family members or friends to get relief (and sleep!) when you need it. As well as your friends and family there are a lot of support services available, from advice on breastfeeding to reassurance on your baby’s health.

You will also have support from local NHS services and your local midwives and health visitor. For around the first 10 days after your baby is born you’ll be cared for by local midwives but from then on a health visitor will be your first point of call for any help and support for you and your family.

The NHS also provides a range of additional services and support for parents. Follow the links for access to support services for parents and breastfeeding support.

NHS Choices -

Boots WebMD –

National Breastfeeding Helpline – 0300 100 0212


Helpline: 0300 330 0700


La Leche League GB

Helpline: 0845 120 2918


NHS non-emergency medical helpline

England and Scotland – 111

Wales – 0845 46 47

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Date of preparation: September 2016

Date of preparation: May 2016

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