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We are keen to keep this information accurate but are aware that details do change, so if you see any that are out of date please email us.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


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

Centre name
Basingstoke NCT B.A.B.I.E.S. (Babies and Breastfeeding: Information, Encouragement & Support)
Basingstoke & Alton
  • Friday
Brookvale Villiage Hall , Lower Brook Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7RU
Opening times
Friday 10am -11:30 - no appointment necessary
Brookvale Villiage Hall Lower Brook Street
RG21 7RU
United Kingdom
Group purpose
To provide 1-2-1 support to women with breastfeeding problems and questions from professional, diploma qualified and experienced breastfeeding counsellors.
Additional Information
NCT covers venue cost for coffee & chat which runs alongside. 
Breastfeeding support is free but if parents are also visiting coffee & chat there is a £2 voluntary charge. Drop-in operates in a quiet side room. All mothers are welcome (male partners are welcome as long as other mothers present are comfortable with them being there). No upper (or lower) age limit of baby or child. Older siblings may attend too.