NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors
Trina: 01733 563989
Abigail: 07785 913675
NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors are skilled in helping mothers talk through their feeding decisions. They won't judge you, and they'll offer you support whatever you decide. Call your local Breastfeeding Counsellor if you’d like to chat things through, or phone the NCT’s national helpline on 0300 330 0770 (you may need to leave a message for a call back)
For mum to mum support, whether you breastfeed or use formula, drop in at the NCT's Bumps and Babies group which runs term time on Friday 10.00am - 11.30am at South Bretton Family Community Centre, Peterborough, PE3 9XZ. Our purpose is to provide a comfortable and relaxed place for you to make friends and support each other through the late stages of pregnancy/early days of parenthood. See our events page for details.
Baby Cafés are drop-ins which support breastfeeding mothers. They are also good places to make friends and have an informal, chatty atmosphere and refreshments. They are run by facilitators who are trained in supporting breastfeeding, including health visitors and NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors. You can often find a breastfeeding peer supporter there as well. In Peterborough we are lucky to have several Baby Cafes, including one where NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors are always present to provide support and information. This is in the Tesco Community Room of Serpentine Green Shopping Centre every Thursday from 11.45am - 1.45pm.
Breastfeeding Peer Supporters
NCT train breastfeeding peer supporters to volunteer in the community. The volunteers are all mums who breastfed their own children. They are all trained to provide a listening ear and relevant information, and to recognise when parents may benefit from being directed to a health professional or breastfeeding counsellor. They run a volunteer rota to ring all local mothers around 48 hours of leaving hospital (if permission has been granted by the mum) to ask how things are going with feeding.
Breastfeeding Workshops - Antenatal
Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshops run in the evening 2/3 times per month at 6.30pm to 8.30pm Peterborough City Hospital (Training and Development Department, 4th Floor). To book contact Cathi Rai, Infant Feeding Facilitator, on 01733 677219. FREE and open to all expectant mums, dads and supporters.