We are committed to achieving full UNICEF Baby Friendly Accreditation, recognised internationally as the gold standard for infant feeding care.
The Specialist Infant Feeding Team provides mothers and families in Brighton and Hove with information and support to make informed feeding decisions. The team also provides support to enable women who choose to breastfeed to do so for as long as they wish. This helps to improve health outcomes.
In this information we refer to mothers, breastfeeding and breastmilk. We recognise that not everyone identifies in this way, and we encourage and embrace the use of the parent’s preferred language.
Our purpose - To improve feeding experiences and population health by providing specialist breastfeeding support to families, guidance to health professionals and by developing the HCP infant feeding community, including the peer support programme.
We are a specialist team within Brighton and Hove Healthy Child Programme, working closely with, acting as a resource for, and providing training for, Health Visiting Teams (this includes health visitors, staff nurses and community nursery nurses). We also work closely with Children's Centre teams and midwives.
Our support includes:
The team includes Infant Feeding Lead – Charlotte Crisswell, Breastfeeding Specialist- Hanna Bangoura, Zoe Faulkner and Rebecca Melville. Breastfeeding Peer support Coordinators – Vanessa Andrews and Julia Redburn. Administrator – Joanna Fellingham
To book into the MILK breastfeeding support sessions or for further support, queries or feedback please contact;
Tarner Family Hub
Tel: 01273 666485