Pregnancy and birth are amazing journeys but many new parents find feeding their baby more challenging than expected. Find out about the breastfeeding support services available in Leicester.

Leicester NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors

Lucy Joyce Email:, Tel: 07879 711446 

Ann Raja Email:

Breastfeeding support at Parent and Baby Meet - John Lewis

Lucy Joyce, our local Breastfeeding Counsellor, attends our Parent and Baby Meet once a month on a Tuesday morning 10am - 12noon at The Place to Eat - John Lewis, Leicester.

She offers support and advice on feeding (breast or bottle and beyond!).

Our breastfeeding drop-in will now operate on a monthly basis during school term time.

Support will be available on the following dates for 2020:

  • Tuesday 31st March
  • No session in April (Easter break)
  • Tuesday 5th May
  • Tuesday 2nd June

You can also contact Lucy on 07879 711446 (leave a message and she’ll get back to you asap) or email:

Private breastfeeding support service

Leicester also offers private breastfeeding support. With our new service you can book dedicated support from an NCT breastfeeding counsellor in your own home. For more information about this service, see Private breastfeeding support in your home.

Breastfeeding helpline

NCT Breastfeeding Line - 0300 330 0700 - is staffed by qualified breastfeeding counsellors and open 8 am –10 pm daily.

NCT breastfeeding counsellors are trained to help a mother have a rewarding experience of breastfeeding. We understand how difficult and distressing breastfeeding can be when it doesn’t go well. We also understand the feelings a mother may experience when she decides she wants to change to formula feeding, and we can ease the transition to formula if this is what a mother decides she want to do.

Sometimes a mother wants to use formula alongside maintaining some breastfeeding. A breastfeeding counsellor would share information with her, explain what the impact on breastfeeding might be and also explain ways of using formula which have the least impact on her choice to breastfeed.

Courses & workshops

In-person NCT Antenatal course

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NCT Antenatal refresher course

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