Since the beginning of lockdown, our infant feeding support line has been a genuine lifeline for parents.
With far less access to postnatal groups, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means it’s a more emotional and isolating time than ever for new mums and dads. Our support line has been taking calls day and night – now we need your help to ensure we can be there to give valuable support and guidance when it’s most needed.
Please, donate today and help ensure our support line is open for everyone.
What your money will do…
As a charity, it’s the kindness of people like you that keeps our support line open.
£5 could help pay for a support call to help a new mum with her feeding decisions
£17 could cover the cost of a vital support call for a new parent
£27 could help keep the support line open until midnight when parents often need us most
Our qualified breastfeeding counsellors have always played a key role for new parents – offering practical and emotional support and guidance about feeding and many other concerns. Their incredibly valuable support to parents on our support line has proved particularly important during the pandemic, alongside the one-to-one and community breastfeeding support that they have been providing online - often in a voluntary capacity.
Even now, as restrictions are relaxed, the ongoing crisis will mean more months of isolation and anxiety for many new mums and dads.
Your gift today could help provide a vital listening ear for all new parents.
"Having a baby during a pandemic is so lonely but you have really listened to me. Knowing I can call again if worried means I feel less alone."
NCT is the UK’s leading charity for parents, and we’re here for you in lots of ways. Whether it’s antenatal support, as a source of trusted information about pregnancy and coronavirus, or to help bring you together with other local parents during these challenging times.
There are lots of articles here on our website, or you can call our infant feeding support line every day from 8am to midnight on 0300 330 0700.