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Fears for new mothers and babies as support services are cut across England

Jul 2nd, 2015 by

Breastfeeding classes, midwife visits and peer support are increasingly being scaled backed or stopped, threatening health and wellbeing of new familes

Support services for new mothers are being cut across England, leading experts to warn that increasing numbers of women will lose breastfeeding advice and face isolation during the first year of parenthood.

Breastfeeding classes, home visits from midwives and “baby cafes”, where parents can gather with their infants, are being increasingly scaled back or closed because of cuts to the budgets of local authorities and the NHS, the Guardian has learned.

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