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.
We also run online interactive sessions called Babies First Foods. These sessions will support you in introducing solid foods to your baby. These foods can be introduced from 6 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!
You can also visit the Salford Royal website for all information on feeding (breast, bottle and first foods), fathers role, safe sleep and leaflets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.