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Infant feeding

In Perth and Kinross we are committed to giving every child the best start in life and that includes infant feeding, we work in partnership with NHS Tayside to ensure that all families have access to support to for infant feeding.

For more information on support with infant feeding please see NHS Tayside's information page on infant feeding.

We are also aware that an increasing number of families are at risk of or are currently experiencing financial hardship and that this may leave some families unable to afford infant formula or appropriate foods for their baby.

If you are in receipt of a means-tested benefit like Universal Credit and are pregnant or have children under 3 you may qualify for Best Start Foods.

You may also be able to get Best Start Foods for your child even if you have no recourse to public funds.

If you are struggling with the cost of infant formula or other foods for your baby then please contact the Welfare Rights on 01738 476900 (option 1) or use our Online Referral Form.

If you are in crisis and have no money too access infant formula then please apply for a Crisis Grant either online or via telephone on 01738 476900 (option 2).

Last modified on 13 November 2023

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