Breastfeeding is one of the most rewarding and often most challenging aspects of parenting. NCT is here to support you all the way! Help you make informed decisions and promote breadtfeeding.

On this page, we share some useful resources. 

Breastfeeding Support at "Bumps, babies and beyond"

We are happy to announce that we have a breastfeeding counsellor at our free playgroup, "Bumps, babies and beyond". Drop-in at the Orpington Methodist Church on Sevenoaks Road, on Mondays (term-time only) between 1-2pm for support, help and socialising.

Local NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors

If you would like some information and support, our local breastfeeding counsellors are here to help.  Please contact: 

  • Helene Hamilton 0208 850 6864
  • Aishah Safdar      07854120443
  • or NCT Breastfeeding Line 0300 339 9771.


Breast Pump Hire

The Ardo Medical breast pumps hired out are hospital grade pumps, so people tend to have more success with these than the manual hand pumps and the smaller electric pumps you can buy. However, there are various companies that offer pump hire.

NCT Volunteer Breast Pump agent:

  • Alison Davis 0208 300 4970  (Lactation Consultant) for Medela 
  • Trish Molinari (Lactation Consultant) for Ardo. 0208 300 2606                                                    

Milk Bank

Call Karen Lewis at IFSC, Princess Royal University Hospital, 01689 864924 (Mon-Fri 9am-3pm) or email

More information is available on the UKAMB (UK Association for Milk Banking) website:

NCT Baby Feeding Policy 

You can view NCT's Baby Feeding policy online.

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