Infant feeding working group

Our Infant Feeding Working Group is made up of individuals from multiple agencies within Southampton, working collaboratively to deliver the Infant Feeding Element of the Family Hub Start for Life Programme. Our goal is to ensure you are supported fully throughout your entire infant feeding journey.

Here’s an introduction to our team. If you would like to get involved you can email

Meet the Infant Feeding Working Group

El - Infant Feeding Working Group chair SHOW

Claire - Infant Feeding Co-ordinator SHOW

Clare - Midwife SHOW

Emma - Southampton Maternity Voices Partnership Chair SHOW

Hayley - Infant Feeding Lead SHOW

Lisa - Infant Feeding Team Co-ordinator SHOW

Pam - Social Prescriber at St Peters and The Old Fire SHOW

Polly - La Leche League Leader SHOW

Anne - La Leche League volunteer breastfeeding counsellor SHOW

Rachel - Family Nurse SHOW

Sally - Breastfeeding Network Tutor/Supervisor SHOW

How we have responded to your feedback

We asked: How would you like to access information on infant feeding?

You said:

  • 0% physical information only
  • 28% online information only
  • 72% a mixture of both

We will:

  • Provide breastfeeding leaflets in each of our family hubs
  • Have an infant feeding section on the family hub website

We asked: Which reclining feeding chair would you prefer in our breastfeeding rooms?

An A and B choice between two reclining feeding chairs

You said:

  • 84% preferred 'A'
  • Some would prefer a static chair
  • Some suggested covers for easy cleaning

We will: Provide chair A in each breastfeeding room, with a washable cover as well as a static chair or sofa.

Here are just a few of the items that you’ll find in the Breastfeeding rooms that YOU requested:

  • Books
  • Support information
  • Reclining chair
  • Mirror
  • Stool
  • Lamp
  • Pictures
  • Radio
  • Water dispenser
  • Toys