The NCT believes breastfeeding is important for both you and your child.
But we support all parents regardless of how you are feeding. We provide support before and after your baby is born and have qualified Breastfeeding Counsellors in our area. Breastfeeding Counsellors undergo a thorough training with the NCT and can support breastfeeding parents from the early days with a new baby through to expressing and weaning. All counsellors are expected to keep up to date with the latest developments in maternity care and must register with us every year. Their role is to offer support, information, practical skills and resources to help parents make informed choices for themselves and their babies. However, they do not offer medical advice and parents are asked to take any questions about the medical care of mother and baby to their midwife, health visitor or doctor.
Local counsellor Karen Hall
NCT Breastfeeding Line 0300 330 0771 (7 days a week, 8am–10pm)
NCT Breastfeeding Support
Trained breast feeding peer supporters are usually available at all three of our regular sessions such as Bumps & Babies & Tots and Toddlers at Bradbury Centre Wokingham RG40 1XS: 10.30-12 Mondays and Wednesdays. Or Tuesdays at Bambino’s and Cappuccinos at The Sedero lounge, 10.30-12. Please check in advance before going.
Contact Wokingham NCT via our Facebook page inbox or via email to be put in contact with the available/scheduled supporter. Alternatively you can contact the the main breastfeeding counsellor Karen Hall (via facebook or the NCT support line) to organise assistance.
Helplines and Web Support
NCT Breastfeeding Line 0300 330 0700 (7 days a week, 8am–midnight)
Contact Wokingham and District NCT about breastfeeding or find out more about our support services, including breast pump hire. More national information is available on The NCT’s breastfeeding website or alternatively click here
La Leche League
National Helpline 0845 120 2918
The Breastfeeding Network
Supporterline 0870 900 8787 (7 days a week, 9.30am – 9.30pm)
National Breastfeeding Helpline
Royal Berkshire Hospital has a breastfeeding drop-in clinic every weekday between 10.30 and 1pm. The clinic is held in the Antenatal Suite. This is open to all mothers even if you did not have your baby here. To make an appointment ring 0118 322 8964 between 9-5pm. Appointments may be made in advance or on the day.
St James’ Church, Finchampstead has a drop-in run by The Breastfeeding Network on Tuesdays from 12.30 – 2.00 (RG40 4LU)
The Ambleside Centre, Woodley has a drop-in on Wednesdays 1.00 – 3.00 (RG5 4JJ)
For details of other local drop in groups please follow this link for the local breastfeeding network pages.