NCT B.A.B.I.E.S (Babies And Breastfeeding: Information, Encouragement, Support) provides free breastfeeding support and help to all new mothers in the Basingstoke area.  

Feeding Support

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to run face-to-face breastfeeding support, but our Breastfeeding Counsellors are offering 1-1 appointments online on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, which you can book at

If you need support at other times including over bank holidays, the National NCT Infant Feeding Helpline is open every day 0300 330 0700 (8am to midnight every day of the year). NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors are paid to work on the line and are happy to cover the bank holidays too, so are waiting for your call. If you have to leave a message, calls are generally returned within 2 hours.

Basingstoke NCT breastfeeding counsellors are fully qualified and all have a DipHE in breastfeeding counselling. They receive regular, compulsory, ongoing training and supervision via the NCT. They are not medically qualified, so please take any medical questions to your health professional.


B.A.B.I.E.S. is free to all and is funded through NCT Branch fundraising and personal donations, without which the service would not be able to run.  If you would like to make a donation you can do so through the link below

click here to make a donation through Just Giving

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