Families' income, wellbeing, housing and relationships are all important influences on a baby’s health, both before and after birth. We work together with partner organisations to improve living conditions for families and the health of our children:

  • We have developed the Starting Well programme which includes initiatives to support mothers to give up smoking and breastfeed.
  • We are working with health professionals to run the Six Week Breastfeeding Challenge campaign to help support mums through the early days of breastfeeding
  • We are running Safer Sleep for Baby to ensure that Lancashire’s babies sleep safely. This will reduce the risk of sudden infant death.
  • Our NHS partners offer:
    • screening for all newborns for conditions including cystic fibrosis
    • checks on babies' physical development
    • free, lifesaving vaccinations for all babies and young children


Where to find information and support for breastfeeding.


Why vaccinations are important for your child and where to find more information.