Meets every Tuesday from 11.00-12.30pm via Zoom
Please request log in details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a message to the NCT Herts North facebook page.
At the Breastfeeding Drop-In you can:
- discuss your breastfeeding with a specialist
- ask someone to check your positioning (please remember to bring baby hungry if you would like someone to observe a feed or check your positioning)
- get information and support
No need to phone beforehand, just drop-in!
Dads and other supporters welcome too.
Breastfeeding can sometimes be surprisingly difficult. Everybody has heard the message that 'Breast is Best', but doing the natural thing does not always come naturally. You may find feeding painful, or feel overwhelmed by it all. Help, information and support is offered at the Baldock Breastfeeding Drop-In.
We aim to provide all mothers and their babies with a place to come that is relaxed and comfortable, and where they can find skilled help and support with issues such as:
- sore nipples
- slow weight gain
- expressing milk
- stopping breastfeeding
- baby feeding constantly
- returning to work
You can also get advice on expressing breastmilk at the drop in session. Please bring a sterile pump with you if you want help expressing.
What is a NCT Branch Breastfeeding drop in?
Breastfeeding Drop-ins offer support to breastfeeding mothers at any stage in their breastfeeding journey, regardless of the age of the baby or child and no matter how much breastmilk you are giving. In a relaxed, informal atmosphere you can chat to other mums and get one-to-one help from specially trained breastfeeding counsellors.
No appointment needed
All pregnant or breastfeeding mums are welcome to drop in at any time during opening hours. You can bring your partner or a friend too.
What you can expect
This group is free and open to everyone wherever you are in your breastfeeding journey. You don't need to be an NCT member or have done an NCT antenatal course to go along.
Help is available on all aspects of breastfeeding and its impact on daily life – from starting to stopping and all the variations in between, along with social support from other breastfeeding mothers and volunteers.
This drop-in costs approximately £2300 per year to run and relies solely on grants and donations. Please consider donating whilst at the group.