Healthy Start Vitamins

Free Healthy Start vitamins are available for ALL pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children under 4 years old who are resident in Islington. The mothers’ vitamin tablets contain the recommended amounts of vitamins C, D and folic acid and the children’s vitamin drops contain vitamins A, C and D.

The vitamins are recommended for all pregnant and breastfeeding women and for breastfed babies from the age of six months old (or one month old if the mother took no vitamin supplements during 11 pregnancy). Children who are given infant formula need to take vitamin drops if they are drinking less than 500ml (about a pint) of infant formula a day.

Free Healthy Start Vitamins are available from the following children’s centres: Ambler, Archway, Bemerton, Golden Lane, Hornsey Road, New River Green, Willow

Free Healthy Start Vitamins are also available at the following health centres
Bingfield Primary Care Centre – health visiting teamHighbury Grange Health Centre – community reception
Finsbury Health Centre – community receptionHolloway Community Health Centre – community reception
Goodinge Health Centre – community receptionHornsey Rise Health Centre – community reception
Hanley Primary Care Centre – health visiting teamNorthern Health Centre – community reception
River Place Health Centre – community reception