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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We are keen to keep this information accurate but are aware that details do change, so if you see any that are out of date please email us.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
Andover Breastfeeding Drop-in run by...The Andover Maternity Centre in Andover...10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m. (no appointment...Paula 07867 535099, Rachel 01264 338831...Andover War Memorial Hospital, Charlton Road,
SP10 3LB
United Kingdom
Ashby Centre Baby CafeThe Ashby Centre, Stratton Road,...Thursday 09:30-11:1502380327802The Ashby Centre Stratton Road
SO15 5QZ
United Kingdom
B.A.B.I.E.S Winchester Lantern's...Bereweeke Road, Winchester, SO22 6AJWednesday 9.30 - 12pm breastfeeding...Jane Moffett07824 375871...Winchester Lantern's Children's Centre Bereweeke Road
SO22 6AJ
United Kingdom
Baby Cafe - Cutbush Children's CentreCutbush Lane, Townhill Park,...1:00pm - 2:00pm Monday02380 917686Cutbush Children's Centre Cutbush Lane
Townhill Park
SO18 2GF
United Kingdom
Baby Talk - Liss - for pregnant...St Paul's United Reform Church, Liss,...Wednesday 10:30am - 12:30pm01730 888340 Polly Baynham-HughesSt Paul's United Reform Church
Hill Brow
GU33 7PX
United Kingdom
Baby Talk - Petersfield - for...United Reform Church, College Street,...Thursday 10am-12 noon01730 888340 Polly Baynham-Hughes 01730...United Reform Church College Street
GU31 4AG
United Kingdom
Basingstoke NCT B.A.B.I.E.S. (Babies...Brookvale Villiage Hall , Lower Brook...Friday 10am -11:30 - no appointment...Sarah Crowdy or Fiona Robertson01256...Brookvale Villiage Hall Lower Brook Street
RG21 7RU
United Kingdom
Bishop’s Green Community centreBishop’s Green Community centre, Beech...2nd Thursday of each month- 9.30-10.3001256 376558
Blakes Maternity Centre Blakes Maternity centre, Gosport War...Daily 8am-8pm02392523651Blakes Maternity centre Gosport War Memorial Hospital Bury Road
PO12 3PW
United Kingdom
Bosom PalsHythe Library, Pylewell Road, Hythe,...Thursday 1 to 3pm02380 845247Hythe Library Pylewell Road
SO45 6AQ
United Kingdom