NCT Birth, Feeding & You is a jointly commissioned service by Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council to provide community infant feeding and emotional wellbeing peer support across Cambridgeshire.

Delivered by our specially trained Peer Supporters who provide social, emotional, and practical support to pregnant and new mums, both during pregnancy and once baby arrives.

Peer supporters are mums themselves who live in the local area and have lived experience of pregnancy, raising a child and everything in between. They receive accredited training through the programme enabling them to be non-judgmental, empathic and very good listeners.

Our service is for all families, regardless of their journey to parenthood or how they decide to feed their baby.

Face to face and online drop-in groups

Our Chill & Chat groups are hosted by NCT Peer Supporters. They are informal, free, stay and play sessions. They are designed to be a relaxed, non-judgmental space for you to meet other local parents and chat with our Peer Supporters.

We are also pleased to be able to partner with other local groups, which have an NCT Peer Supporter attending if you would like some support, information, or someone to talk to.

Groups hosted by NCT peer supports

Monday

Chill & Chat - Whittlesey

9:45am - 10:30am (newborn to walking)

10:30am - 11:30am (newborn to pre-school)

Whittlesey Child & Family Zone
Scaldgate, Whittlesey, PE7 1SD 

Tuesday

Chill & Chat - Online

10:00am - 11:30am

Message our Facebook page for the link 

Wednesday

Chill & Chat - Hampton

10:00am - 11:30am

Tesco Community Room, Serpentine Green, Hampton, PE7 8BD 


Chill & Chat - March

11:15am - 12:45pm

March Child & Family Centre, Cavalry Road, PE15 9EQ 

Thursday 

Friday

Chill & Chat - Bretton

10:00am - 11:30am

South Bretton Child & Family Centre, Tynesdale, PE3 9XZ 

 

 

Other groups where you can find us

Monday

Tuesday

Witchford Baby Cafe

9:00am - 11:00am

St Andrew's Church Hall, 73A Main Street, Witchford, CB6 2HQ


Breast & Infant Feeding Support Group

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Littleport Child & Family Centre, CB6 1JJ

Wednesday

Cuppa Club @ Happy Mama

1:00pm - 2:00pm (Bookings Essential)

The Family Hub, Unit 3, The Barns, 42 Thrapston Road, Brampton, PE28 4TD 

Thursday 

St John's Tots

9:15am - 11:15am

St John's Church Hall, Station Road, March, PE15 8NG


PCH Infant Feeding Team - Drop In Clinic

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Calmababy, Oundle Road, Peterborough, PE2 9QP

Friday

 

 

Post-natal ward support

Our aim is to support you as you take your first steps into parenthood.

Our Peer Supporters attend postnatal wards in Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital to offer parents information, emotional and practical support.

Ask your ward staff about NCT Peer Support and look out for our posters and information on the ward information boards.

  A non-judgemental space to listen

  Support with feeding including hand expression, positioning and attachment of your baby at the breast and support with using a breast pump

  Signposting to further information and support options

Social Media

For regular updates, information and news about groups, services and support available please visit our social media pages

How can I access this support service?

Whilst women can self-refer into the service, it can be difficult accessing services when in need. Our team works closely with health professionals across the area to encourage them to refer women who may be at risk of social isolation.

All referrals go to the local project team. Once the referral is received, they will make contact with the mother to arrange the most appropriate support for them.

How can I become a volunteer with NCT Birth Feeding and You?

Key to the success of the service is the local parents who have the passion, skill, and commitment to train as a peer supporter and volunteer in their local community supporting other parents.

The training is Open College Network (OCN) accredited Level 2 training (3 credits) and will enable the volunteers to:

  • Actively listen to the mother and offer encouragement, support, information, and ideas without giving advice.
  • Provide support to women both one to one and in the community setting e.g. local community groups.
  • Offer local support options that can offer support and signposting women to them.

If this sounds like something you’d like to get involved with, please review the role description, and submit your application.

While I enjoyed the content of the training as expected, I was surprised to find it was a highlight of my week to spend time with likeminded women and gain some friendships with other mums locally. It’s definitely something I will add to my CV as I’ve learnt lots on listening, empathy and support.

Jasmine, local mother

Contact us

For further information and support you can contact us in the following ways:

For feeding support Text FEED to 60777

You can email us at peersupport.peterborough@nct.org.uk

You can also call our NCT support line on 0300 330 0700 for practical and emotional support with feeding your baby and general enquiries for parents, members and volunteers.