In these pages, you will find all the information you need about feeding your baby, getting started, finding help and accessing local support.

If you have any questions or would like any further advice please contact your local Family Hub and have a chat with one of our Infant Feeding Champions who will be happy to talk through any of you feeding needs and refer you on for further support as needed.

Babies First Foods sessions

We also run interactive sessions called Babies First Foods - please just turn up, there's no need to book. These sessions will support you in introducing solid foods to your baby. These foods can be introduced from six months old so please join us before your baby reaches this age so you can be prepared.

Introducing solid foods to your baby should be a fun and stress free experience. So come along and join us for the latest guidance, hints, tips and ideas!

Venue When Time
Broughton Family Hub

First Thursday of every month

10am to 11am
Irlam and Cadishead Family Hub (at the Academy) Last Tuesday of every month 2pm to 3pm
Langworthy Cornerstone Family Hub First Tuesday of every month 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Swinton Family Hub Third Friday of every month 11am to 12pm
Winton Family Hub (at Winton Children Centre) Last Thursday of every month 10am to 11am

You can also visit the Salford Royal website for all information on feeding (breast, bottle and first foods), fathers role, safe sleep and leaflets.

Age specific advice

Pre birth

Becoming a parent can be daunting time. Here you will find all the information you will need to prepare for your new arrival and feeding choices.

Online antenatal course: Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby

The Solihull approach antenatal online course has been developed by registered midwives and will give you practical information about pregnancy and birth, whilst at the same time introducing you to your baby.

It explains how and why those around your baby are so important, whether you are the mother, father, partner, grandparent or birth partner. It integrates the traditional information given on an antenatal course with a new approach to starting a relationship with your baby before your baby even makes an appearance!

If you would like to register to complete the course or for more information, please call the Salford Early Help Team on 0161 686 7235.

Useful information

New born

Feeding your baby shouldn’t be a chore, this is the perfect time to relax and bond with your new addition. All family hubs offer face to face support and our Baby Social sessions are free to attend for advice and guidance from our UNICEF Breastfeeding Champions and other parents.

Useful information

If you want to find out more about how to feed and bond with your baby check out these websites for information and videos.

First foods (from 6 months plus)

You have now reached a milestone in your babies development. The window between 6 and 9 months is for your baby to play and explore different tastes and textures. Going from milk to foods may feel daunting, here you will find advice to support you on this fun and messy journey.

Useful information

9 months plus

By 9 months you will all be sitting down and eating family meals together. Below are some useful links to help through those fussy periods and teaching your child all about food. As your child grows get them involved in planning family meals, shopping for ingredients and allowing them to be hands on preparing food.

Useful information

  • Food a fact of life - Free learning recourse for children to learn about food and where is comes from.
  • Better Health - Healthier Families - A NHS campaign to get children moving and learning about healthy food choices. Can be downloaded as an app made for both parent and child, lots fun activities and recipes to choose a healthy life style.
  • Feeding hungry minds - A website that informs children where food comes from and how to make home cooked meals.
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