Breastfeeding Counselling Service

As well as the National Breastfeeding Helpline, our local breastfeeding counsellors are available for support and advice.  All have breastfed their own babies and are trained to help mothers establish and continue breastfeeding.  They are flexible in their attitude to infant feeding, and are positive and supportive of the feeding choices a mother may make.

Breastfeeding support visits

The Winchester area is part of an exciting new pilot, where NCT is trialling paid home breastfeeding support visits.

Breastfeeding support is available in Winchester via local breastfeeding counsellors at BABIES on Wednesday mornings at Lanterns Nursery School, as well as via e-mail, phone, and text. Much of this work is carried out by us in a voluntary capacity in our own time and there is no charge to you. The new service is being piloted around the country as parents have told us that they would like to be able to arrange a home visit and pay for this. This service will help to support both the breastfeeding counsellors and the voluntary provision.  If you are interested then do get in touch with Jane via jane.moffett@zinfocloud.org or to find out more about this service visit: https://www.nct.org.uk/breastfeeding-support

Drop-Ins

The counsellors can be seen at:

Winchester B.A.B.I.E.S.:

Wednesday mornings, from 9.30am until midday at Lanterns Children’s Centre, Bereweeke Road, Winchester (no appointment needed, just turn up).  In bad weather please telephone Lanterns (01962 860393) to check we are there before making the journey. Click here for more information.

Andover Breastfeeding Drop In:

Every Tuesday  from 10am - 11.30am at Andover Maternity Centre, Andover Hospital, Charlton Road SP10 3LB. Tel. 01264 352517

Other drops-ins are available in Hampshire: Basingstoke, Whitchurch & Overton, and Eastleigh

Contact Details

Local Breastfeeding Counsellors are available via email on winchester@nct.org.uk.  They can also be reached by phone - please leave a message if they're not able to answer. 

Jennie    07502 213811
Jane 07824 375871
Paula 07867 535099

            

 

Our counsellors are fully trained and updated.  They are not medically qualified, so please take any medical questions to your health professional.

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