We offer support to help you through the first months of parenthood. We offer these services to those who attend our antenatal classes, but also to those who move to the area, or feel that it would be of benefit to them.

Breastfeeding support

Woman breastfeedingBreastfeeding can be a close and enjoyable experience for both you and your baby, but it can sometimes be challenging, particularly in the early days.

NCT breastfeeding counsellors provide practical information to help you breastfeed.

Our branch has a qualified breastfeeding counsellor. She can provide local mums with advice and support and can be contacted via the branch number 0844 243 6289.


Postnatal support

We offer new mums their own 'support mum', another local more experienced mum for you to call to give you some support during those early days, and attend a coffee group with you if you are unsure about attending alone.

Contact the branch on 0844 243 6289 or SunderlandandSouthTyneside@nct.org.uk.

Equipment Loan

The branch has a breastpump, valley cushion and travel cot, which we can hire/loan you. We also have a wide selection of books on pregnancy, birth, new parenthood and other childcare related topics which you can borrow.


Local activities and meetups

NCT Membership
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Courses & workshops

NCT Antenatal course

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NCT Online Antenatal refresher course

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