Getting support when you need it is important. Feeding isn't always straightforward and it can take time to feel confident.

The great news is that NCT is here to support you. 

Top 5 most asked questions about feeding

We offer evidence-based, parent-centred and non-judgemental support with:

  • Preparing to feed your baby
  • Breastfeeding
  • Expressing breastmilk
  • Mixed feeding
  • Formula feeding
  • Introducing solid foods
  • Stopping breastfeeding

There are a number of ways you can find support… 

NCT Baby Café

NCT Baby Café is a free drop-in, led by an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, which any parent or expectant parent can come along to for support with feeding your baby. When visiting a NCT Baby Café you can expect:

  • To be made welcome in a relaxed, safe, child-friendly environment
  • For the service to be free, inclusive and accessible
  • To be supported by a qualified NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor to make decisions that are right for you
  • To receive support, encouragement and reliable information – whether getting ready to breastfeed, establishing breastfeeding, continuing breastfeeding, expressing, mixed feeding, formula feeding, introducing solids, stopping breastfeeding and beyond
  • To meet other parents
  • To be signposted to other services including health professionals, local community support and other NCT services and groups 

Use the postcode search to see if there is a local NCT Baby Café running near you.

NCT Infant Feeding helpline

When it comes to feeding your baby, we know how physically and emotionally challenging it can be and it can take time to feel confident. If you need information, support or just someone to talk to, give one of our trained Breastfeeding Counsellors a call. The line is open every day from 8am to midnight, including bank holidays.

0300 330 0700

Find local feeding support 

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9:45am - 11:15am
Bradbury Centre, Wokingham, RG40 1XS
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Lampton Road Children's Centre, Hounslow, TW3 4JG
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10:00am - 11:30am
Ibrox Library, Glasgow, G51 1SL
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10:00am - 11:30am
The Lights Arena Cafe, Andover, SP10 1AH
24 Apr
11:00am - 12:00pm
The Health Agency, EH14 3JF
24 Apr
11:00am - 12:30pm
Crayford Library, Crayford, DA1 4FN
24 Apr
11:00am - 1:00pm
Malvern Cube, Malvern, WR14 2YF
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1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fleetwood Library, Fleetwood, FY7 6AJ
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1:00pm - 2:30pm
Midsummer Children's Centre, Hounslow, TW4 5BA
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1:00pm - 2:30pm
Daubeney Children and Family Hub, Hackney, E5 0EG
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