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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

Breastfeeding

Where to find information and support for breastfeeding.

Vaccinations

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