Mother and Child
Baby Clinics - run by Health Visitors
For support from a member of the Health Visiting Team, attend a Baby Clinic or telephone for advice.
Please attend Baby Clinic to have your baby weighed prior to their 6-8 week review with the GP. You do not need to weigh your baby more than once a month unless advised to do so - weighing your baby too often may cause unnecessary concern.
Your ‘Red Book’, which will be provided by a midwife, is a useful source of information. It is important to bring your child's Red Book with you every time you attend Baby Clinic or a health related appointment for your child so that this record can be kept up-to-date.
Baby Clinic Times
All baby clinics are now appointment only - please do not drop in
Telephone 0300 125 6274 for advice or an appointment (East Central Health Visitor helpline)
Thursdays 10am-12pm at Speedwell Childrens Centre, Speedwell Road, BS5 7SY
Mums are welcome to feed their babies naturally in both our surgeries; however if mum would prefer privacy, please ask a member of the reception team.
As a GP and a new mum, Dr Carly Lawrence is a trained breastfeeding peer supporter. Dr Lawrence knows how important breastfeeding is to those who want to do it, if support is of interest, please book your 8 week baby check with Dr Lawrence.
The Breastfeeding Network is an excellent resource and promotes mums feeding their babies themselves and runs support groups across the country. Local support groups (Bristol & South Glos) can be found at;