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We are keen to keep this information accurate but are aware that details do change, so if you see any that are out of date please email us.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

Breastfeeding groups

Centre nameAddressOpening timesContact numberMap
Forest First Children's CentreHeather Road, Blackfield, SO45 1DZThursday 11:15-12:00Lisa Childs 02380 890877Forest First Children's Centre Heather Road
SO45 1DZ
United Kingdom
Frimley Park Hospital Breastfeeding...Owls Children's Centre, Mayfield Road,...Monday 1-4pm, Thursday 1-4 pm01252 519920Owls Children's Centre Mayfield Road
GU14 8LH
United Kingdom
Genesis CentreGenesis Centre, Centre way, Locks...1pm -3pm December 12th. January 9th,...01489 554930Genesis Centre Centre Way
Park Gate
SO31 6DX
United Kingdom
Gillies Health Centre - Health Visiting...Gillies Health Centre, Brighton Hill,...13:30 - 14.45 2nd and 4th Monday of...01256 320567Gillies Health Centre Brighton Hill
RG22 4EH
United Kingdom
Gosport Discovery CentreGosport High Street, Gosport PO12 1BTWednesday 1.00 pm – 2.00 02392 794871 Gosport Discovery Centre High Street
PO12 1DS
United Kingdom
Happy Valley Childrens CentreDenmead Infant School, Hambledon...1:1 breastfeeding support, by...02392 269695...Denmead Infant School Hambledon Road
United Kingdom
Hatch Warren Community CentreHatch warren community centre,...2nd and 4th Wednesday every month 
Haven Breast Feeding Support Group Haven Nursery, Harris Road, Bridgemary,...Tuesday 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm  Haven Nursery Harris Road
PO13 0UY
United Kingdom
Infant feeding support groupThe Place Cafe, Carvers Recreation...Thursday 13:00 - 15:00pmRingwood HV Team - 01425 483 852
Keepsake Breastfeeding GroupPorchester Community Centre/Keepsake...Tuesday 11:30-12:3001329 227227 (option 3) Sarah HallPortchester
PO16 9AD
United Kingdom