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Breastfeeding assessment, advice and support clinics/drop ins

You can get breast feeding support from any of our breastfeeding assessment, advice and support clinics /drop ins  where staff within our Health Visiting Teams are trained and experienced to advise and support you.

Mum and baby
Mum and baby

Additionally, you can expect to received routine support and advice with breastfeeding from your Health Visitor at the following times

  • Antenatal contact from 28 weeks
  • Telephone call between 4-6 days to complete a feeding assessment
  • New Birth Visit between 10-14 days
  • Postnatal contact between 6-8 weeks
  • Child Health Advice Clinics
  • Breastfeeding Support Groups


If you want further support or have a concern 

  • Your Health Visitor advice line available Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. The telephone number with be in your Parent Held Child Health Record Book (Red Book)
  • Child Health Advice Clinics
  • Breastfeeding Assessment and Support Drop-ins / Clinics
  • Breastfeeding Support Groups for Assessment and Advice. These are led by Health Visitors and sometimes in partnership with Community Peer Support Workers


Plus, if needed you can expect further support for more specialist advice and complex feeding issues

  • A home visit by a member of the Health Visiting Team for a Breastfeeding Assessment, Advice and Support.
  • If required a referral to a GP (e.g. medication, ill baby, weight concerns), tongue-tie assessment clinic or Paediatrician (e.g. Jaundice)


To search for breastfeeding support near you:

Please enter your postcode or key words or location  or tick the day of the week you are looking for support and press the search button. On the group listing below the map please click on the Centre Name (first column) to view complete details.

Please be aware that due to recent changes to our groups and clinics, and especially during holiday periods such as Christmas and Easter, we suggest that you contact your Health Visiting Team before you attend one of our groups for the first time

We are keen to keep this information accurate but are aware that details do change, so if you see any that are out of date please email us.

NB list last updated April 2016

Information:

Find out more about Southern Health's breastfeeding service

Breastfeeding Good News Stories

Breastfeeding; A Student Health Visitor's Personal Reflection - (courtesy of the Journal of Health Visiting)


Infant feeding support

Breastfeeding groups

Centre nameAddressOpening timesContact numberMap
Eastleigh Breastfeeding Support...Chamberlayne Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5JLWednesday 10:00 - 12:0007748 945787 / 07810 194024 Julie...Chamberlayne Children's Centre Chamberlayne Road
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO50 5JL
United Kingdom
Early Days Breastfeeding Network peer...Blakes Maternity Centre, Bury Road,...Monday 1pm-3pm02392 523651 or...Blakes Maternity Centre Bury Road
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 3PW
United Kingdom
Early Days Breastfeeding Network peer...Blake Maternity Centre, Gosport War...Friday 10:30-12:30Contact Blakes 023 9252 3651...Blake Maternity Centre, Gosport War Memorial Hospital Bury Road
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 3PX
United Kingdom
Discovery Centre Breastfeeding...Discovery Centre (Library) Festival...Friday 10:00 - 11:30Central Basingstoke and Tadley Health...Discovery Centre (Library) Festival Place
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 7BA
United Kingdom
Clift Meadow PavilionClift meadow, pavilion, Minchens Lane,...2nd Wednesday every month  
Christ Church HallChrist Church Hall, Reading Road,...Every Monday- 9.30 - 10.30 Christ Church Hall Reading Road
Chineham
Hampshire
RG24 8LT
United Kingdom
Burseldon Breastfeeding GroupSt Paul's Church, Oak Road, Burseldon,...1:00pm - 2:30pm Thursday07889 059833 Debbie Hampton,...St Paul's Church Oak Road
Bursledon
Hampshire
SO31 8DU
United Kingdom
Bumps & BundlesBushy Leaze Children's Centre,...Monday 10:00 - 11.3001420 87675Bushy Leaze Childrens Centre Eastbrooke Road
Alton
Hampshire
GU34 2DR
United Kingdom
Buckland Children CentreTurner Road, PO1 4PN13:00-14:30pm Wednesday Term Time Only02392 851350Buckland Children Centre Turner Road
Portsmouth
Portsmouth
PO1 4PN
United Kingdom
Breastfeeding Support Group, Pathways...Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road,...Tuesday 12.00 - 13.00- please ring the...01425 483852 Venue- 01425 472252Ringwood Library Christchurch Road
Ringwood
Hampshire
BH24 1DW
United Kingdom