Breastfeeding Support

Midwife led breastfeeding clinics:

North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke: Specialist midwifery breastfeeding clinic.  Wednesdays 8.00am - 8.00pm at Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital, Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, RG24 9NA.  Appointment required - tel: 01256 313321 

Frimley Park Hospital: Midwife run drop in, appointment required, your midwife, health visitor or other health professional can make an appointment for you at your request.

Hampshire Hospitals Maternity Centre, Andover: Specialist midwifery breastfeeding clinic. Every Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm at Andover War Memorial Hospital, Charlton Road, Andover, SP10 3LB. Appointment required - tel: 01264 358811

Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading: Monday – Friday 10am-1pm (last appt. 12.00pm) excluding Bank Holidays.  Held in the Parent Craft Room, Level 2, Maternity Block at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, RG1 5AN.  Appointment required - tel: 0118 3227295 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). 

Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester:  Specialist midwifery breastfeeding clinic.  Mondays 8.00am - 8.00pm at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Romsey Road, SO22 5DG.  Appointment required - tel: 01962 824227

Breastfeeding drop-ins offering One to one support from qualified and registered NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors.  
No appointment necessary, just turn up:

Every Monday (not Bank Holidays) -  10.00 - 11.30am at The Blue Room, Ground Floor, Sherborne Building, Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital, RG24 9NA 

Every Friday (not Good Friday or Christmas week) 10.00am to 11.30am at Brookvale Village Hall, Basingstoke RG21 7RU.  

Every Tuesday 10.00 – 11.30am at Spring Meadow Children’s Centre, Smannell Road, Andover SP11 6JP 

Every Wednesday 9:30am to 12:00pm at Lanterns Children’s Centre, Bereweeke Road, Winchester SO22 6AJ

The following drop-ins are run using different models:
(Please check whether groups are still running before turning up)

Whitchurch Bras - Breastfeeding social - Get together with other breastfeeding mums on 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month, 10.00am - 12.00 noon at All Hallows Church, Church Street, Whitchurch, RG28 7AS.  Free to attend, no appointment necessary.  For more details see

Alton - Breastfeeding support group - Every Thursday 10.00am - 12.00 noon at Bushy Leaze Children's Centre, Eastbrooke Road, Alton, GU34 2DR (01420 87675)

Yateley - Droplets Breastfeeding Support group - Run by Health Visitors every Thursday 1.00 - 2.15pm at Woodlark Children's Centre, School Lane, Yateley, GU46 6NW (01252 877624)

Telephone support:

Local NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors:
(You can call any breastfeeding counsellor for support, not just the person who facilitated your antenatal breastfeeding sessions)

Mindy: 01256 773091
Martina: 07790 287224
Fiona: 07452 983313
Vicky: 07711 181608
Sarah: 01256 321890
Anne: 07515 821851
(Our breastfeeding counsellors take calls as volunteers. If they are not available you will be able to leave a message on an answering machine, they will aim to call you back within 24hrs - usually sooner.  If you need help urgently please call the NCT Breastfeeding helpline.)

NCT Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 330 0771
(8am to midnight every day)
NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors are paid to work on the line.  If you have to leave a message, calls are generally returned within 2 hours.

Other National Breastfeeding Helplines
(answered by volunteers in their homes):

National Breastfeeding Line:  0300 100 0212 (9.30am to 9.30pm)
Breastfeeding Network (BfN):     0300 100 0210 (9.30am to 9.30pm)
La Leche League (LLL):  0845 120 2918
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM): 08444 122 949 (9.30am to 10.30pm)

Breast Pump Hire
Pumps are provided if you need to express in hospital.  Once you are home they can be hired from local volunteer agents:
Basingstoke NCT: Claire 07986 257817                
Winchester NCT: Caroline 01962 620228
Winchester ABM: Melanine: 01962 884939              

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