National Breastfeeding Organisations and Support

NCT Breastfeeding Line - 0300 330 0771

8am–10pm, seven days a week. Talk to a qualified breastfeeding counsellor for information and support to help you breastfeed successfully.

 

NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor

NCT Breastfeeding counsellors are all mothers who have breastfed their babies.They know how worthwhile and enjoyable breastfeeding can be but are also aware of the support that many new mothers need.

A breastfeeding counsellor helps women to talk through their concerns and to feel comfortable with breastfeeding. They are there to listen and to offer mother-to-mother support, information and counselling where appropriate. Their role is to help build a breastfeeding mother’s confidence in her own ability to cope and to help her to make her own decisions with the benefit of evidence-based information. Contact can be made by phone, or a home visit can sometimes be arranged.

To speak to an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor please call the NCT Breastfeeding Line on 0300 330 0771. Or more information please contact breastfeeding_hinct@yahoo.co.uk

 

La Leche League (LLL) - 0845 120 2918 - www.laleche.org.uk

Talk to a LLL team leader. They are mothers and take the calls in their own home, so please be aware of the hour. LLL Stoke Newington: - 020 8880 8098, has details of local groups in the area.

Breastfeeding Network (BfN) - 0300 100 0210 - www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

Run by BfN Registered Breastfeeding Supporters. These are mums who have received intensive training in breastfeeding. They work on a voluntary basis and are based in their own homes. Also runs several drop in centres in the area. For details see www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/london-north.html

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) - 08444 122 949 - www.abm.me.uk

9.30am - 10.30pm, seven days a week. Offers one to one advice by fully trained Breastfeeding Counsellors.

National Breastfeeding Helpline - 0300 100 0212

Run in collaboration with the BfN and the ABM, and funded by the Department of Health. Calls are diverted to the nearest volunteer, meaning the 'National' helpline also has a very 'local' feel to it.

 

Breastfeeding Groups

Always check they are running before going.

If any of the details below are incorrect or we have made any omissions please contact web.hackney@nct.org.uk. Many thanks.

 

Monday

E5 - The Healing Tent, 7 Olympus Square, Nightingale Estate, E5 8PL

020 8985 6643 / 07768 102 978 - 10.30am - 12.30pm

E9 - Granard House, Hartlake Road, E9

1.00pm - 3.00 pm

N7 - Goodinge Early Years Centre, Corporation Street, N7.

07785 242 748 - 12.00noon - 2.00pm. BfN.

N7 - Hornsey Road Children's Centre, 8 Tiltman Square, 260 Hornsey Road, N7 7EN

020 7263 7325 - 1.30pm - 3.30pm. BfN.

N7 - Holloway Parent Centre, 38 Mayton Street, N7 6QT

020 7527 8284 - 1.30pm - 3.30pm

 

Tuesday

E2 - St. Saviour's Priory, 18 Queensbridge Road, E2

020 7739 4247 - 1.00pm - 3.00pm. SureStart + ABM

E8 - Queensbridge Sports Centre, 30 Holly Street, E8 3XW

020 7254 6233 - 12.00noon - 2.00pm

N1 - Bemerton Children's Centre, 1a Coatbridge House, Carnoustie Drive, N1 0DX

020 7527 4806 - 1.00pm - 3.00pm. BfN.

N16 - Egerton Road Health Centre, 2 Egerton Road, N16 6UA

020 8802 8939 - 9.15am - 10.45am. NCT

WC1 - SureStart Kings Cross and Holborn Breastfeeding, Coram Family Parents Centre, 49 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N 2QA

0800 731 0232 / 020 7974 7029 - 1.00pm - 3.00pm.

 

Wednesday

EC1 - Moreland Street Breastfeeding Drop-in, Moreland Community House, 31 Moreland Street, EC1

020 7253 3823 - 1.00pm - 3.00pm.

E2 - Bethnal Green Health Centre, Florida Street, E2

020 7739 1440 - 1.00pm - 3.00pm

N16 - Beis Brucha, 208 Lordship Road, N16 5ES

0300 100 0210 - 10.00am - 12.00noon. BfN and NCT. WOMEN ONLY.

N16 - Barton House Health Centre, 233 Albion Road, N16 9JT

020 7683 4955 - 10.00am - 12.00noon.

N19 - Archway Breastfeeding Support Group, Archway Children's Centre, Vorley Road, N19 5HE

020 7527 4827 - 1.00pm - 3.00pm. BfN Thursday

N1 - New River Green Breastfeeding Drop-In, New River Green Children's Centre, 23 Ramsay Walk, N1 2SX.

020 7226 7725 - 1.00pm - 3.00pm. BfN.

N15 - Haringey Breastfeeding Centre, Community Room, Woodlands Park Children's Centre, 74-86 Woodlands Park Road (St Ann's Rd), N15 3SD

020 8802 0041 - 10.00am - 12.00noon. BfN.

N19 - Baby Boost, Highgate Newtown Community Centre, 25 Bertram Street, N19 5CQ

020 7281 7031 - 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Friday

E2 - St. Saviour's Priory, 18 Queensbridge Road, E2

020 7749 1210 - 10.00am - 12noon.

N4 - Ambler Children's Centre, Ambler Primary School, Blackstock Road, N4 2DR

020 7359 7628 - 1.00pm - 3.00pm. BfN.

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