Sometimes you need a bit of help with breastfeeding. Don't panic – there are places to go locally and people to talk to for support. And if you're not up and about yet, there are people you can talk to by phone who will listen and offer support and information.
Help by phone
We have two local NCT breastfeeding counsellors who are available by phone to support you and can often visit you at home too.
Anne - 07742 795916 - calls and texts welcome
Chevonne - 07783 658689 - send a text and she will get back to you
You can also call the NCT support line on 0300 330 0700 and follow the options to be put in touch with a breastfeeding counsellor 8am - midnight, 7 days a week.
Help in person
In the Redhill, Reigate & Horley area, there are two Baby Cafés that offer help and information, as well as a supportive environment in which to breastfeed your baby and to meet other mums. These cafés are run or facilitated by trained NCT breastfeeding counsellors, peers supporters and members of the public health team (health visitors and community nursery nurses).
Redhill and Reigate Area Baby Café
Dovers Green Children's Centre
Rushetts Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7RF
Wednesdays, school term time only
Horley Baby Café
The Old Fire Station Surrey, Albert Rd, Horley RH6 7JA
Mondays, school term time only
The NCT webpages have lots of information about breastfeeding.
Redhill, Reigate & Horley NCT Branch local services
Breast Pump Hire
We are fortunate to be able to offer Medela symphony (double pump, hospital grade) pumps for hire. These are available for two weeks' hire as follows - Administration charge £25 and double pump kit charge £15. Thereafter, the charge is £45 for each 30 day hire period.
We have a nominated Medela Breast Pump Agent in our area, Melissa, who is an experienced agent and who lives within the Branch area.
If you would like to arrange for the hire of a pump or require additional information then please contact our Branch Coordinator Laura Walker, on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will direct your enquiry to Melissa. Alternatively Melissa can be contacted on 07886 658251.
Other places to find help and information:
National Breastfeeding Helpline, www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk, 0300 100 0212
Breastfeeding Network Support line, 0300 100 0210
BfN Support in Bengali/Sylhetti, www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk, 0300 456 2421
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, www.abm.me.uk, 0844 412 2949
La Leche League 24hrs, www.laleche.org.uk, 0845 120 2918