You and your baby - support and advice

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The health visiting service is continuing to support families with young children. As well as some face-to-face support the team is offering telephone and online support too. Contact them on: 020 8836 8621 (option 1). Breastfeeding support is available in Bromley  breastfeeding information and advice on newborns.

Bromley Breastfeeding Baby Café is also offering Zoom sessions.  There are Bromley Baby Cafes, every Monday and Friday 1-3pm - find out more on The Baby Cafe website.


Health

Find out how to keep you and your baby healthy and well.

Start4Life – a NHS service

Getting babies healthy and active from birth gets them off to the best start. Visit Start4Life

Breastfeeding

Want more helpful tips and information on breastfeeding? Search Start4life. Here to answer your breastfeeding questions, 24/7. Find out more

Looking for breastfeeding support? Enable the Breastfeeding Friend from Start4Life on Amazon Echo and just ask Alexa.

Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. Find out more

Support and advice

Looking after your new-born can be both challenging and rewarding. Always talk to your health visitor or GP if you have any concerns. You can also check out the links below for further help and advice.

  • The Bromley 0 to 19 public health service  offers tailored guidance and support to families and partner services who work with children and young people, through health visitors, school nurses and the Family Nurse Partnership. . Visit Bromley 0 to 19 and find tailored guidance and support for 0-4 years, 5-10 years and 11-19 years.
  • The Bromley Children Project - Visit your local Children and Family Centre to see what support is available for new parents.
  • Post Natal Depression - The NHS Choices website offers help and advice to new mums who are feeling down or depressed after childbirth.
  • Bromley and Lewisham Mind - Mindful Mums helps pregnant women and new mums in the London Borough of Bromley to look after themselves during what can be a challenging period of their lives.
  • Gingerbread - Advice and support for single parents.

For more advice and information go to MumsnetNetmumsBounty or Babycentre.

Baby safety

The following links offer advice and guidance on how to keep your baby safe from harm and will help give you peace of mind when looking after your little one.

Money

Budgeting for baby can be difficult. Have a look at the links below for help and guidance on managing your finance as a new parent.

Registering a birth

Any birth that takes place in the London Borough of Bromley must be registered at Bromley Register Office at one of four locations.

You can also find more information