Breastfeeding Support

 

The National Childbirth Trust has over 400 breastfeeding counsellors.  Their services are provided free to anyone and you can reach a counsellor by calling our breastfeeding line on 0300 330 0700 from 8am to midnight, 354 days a year. We are lucky in our branch to have a dedicated Bresatfeeding support drop-in group called B.A.B.I.E.S (Babies and Breastfeeding: Information, Education, Support)  where you can come and talk through your feeding issues or concerns. The drop-in is run by our  four branch breastfeeding counsellors who are equally happy to talk to you  on the phone or by email (or meet you at home or in a group):

B.A.B.I.E.S Every Tuesday, 9.30-11.30, House Ground Rm, Triangle Centre, Liss. Call Ceri for more details.

Sarah on 01730 713211 sarah.bowsher65@btinternet.com

Polly on 01730 888340 pollybfc@live.com

Ceri on 01730 714940 cerijamieson@yahoo.co.uk

Sue on 01730 893511 suesaxey@btopenworld.com (on timeout please don't contact for now)

The most common reasons that women give when they stop breastfeeding are sore nipples and the feeling that there is not enough milk. These, and other problems can often be overcome by simple things such as changing the position of the baby at the breast, and it can be really helpful to get some support. The following resources should help to provide you with just that support. Some are through the NCT, some are through the NHS and SureStart Children's Centres, while others are external resources.

A NCT breastfeeding counsellor is always in attendance at the Baby Talk groups on Wednesday (10-12) at the United reform Church in Liss and Thursday (10-12) at the United reform Church in Petersfield.

 NCT Breastfeeding Line: 0300 330 0700 (8am-midnight)

La Leche League: 0845 120 2918

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 08444 122 949 (9am-10:30pm)

The National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212

NCT Bra Fitter

For fittings and sale of NCT nursing bras and related products call Jos on 07970 429829 or email josdrew@gmail.com

NCT Breast Pump Agent

For the hire of hospital grade pumps contact Polly on 0844 243 6241, option 5 or 01730 714048 pollybfc@live.com

 Online Resources

There are a variety of resources online to help you. These are just a few websites you can visit.

NCT

The Baby Cafe

La Leche League

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

The Breastfeeding Network

Breast Buddies forum

Breastfeeding Mums

NHS Breastfeeding Page

UNICEF's Baby Friendly Initiative

Breastfeeding on Netmums

Mumsnet

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

The Lactivist