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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We are keen to keep this information accurate but are aware that details do change, so if you see any that are out of date please email us.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
Tadley Breastfeeding Assessment and...Hometrees Childrens Centre, Tadley,...13:30 - 15:00 1st and 3rd Wednesday of...Central Basingstoke and Tadley Health...Hometrees Childrens Centre
RG26 4HN
United Kingdom
Swaythling Family PointSwaythling Baptist Church, Fleming...Friday 1:00-2:45pm02392 51 3777Swaythling Baptist Church Fleming Road
SO16 2JD
United Kingdom
Sunflowers Breastfeeding GroupAldershot Library, 109 High Street,...Tuesday 1-2.30pm07525 104015109 High Street
GU11 1DQ
United Kingdom
Sunbeams Children's CentreSun Lane, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24...1:1 Breastfeeding support, Appointment...02392 269695Sunbeams Children's Centre Sun Lane
SO24 9NB
United Kingdom
St Leonards CentreSt Leonards Centre, Rectory Road,...First Wednesday in month only 
Sparklers Children's CentreWinnall Community Centre, Garbett Road,...1:1 Breastfeeding support, appointment...01962 861403 ...Winnall Community Centre Garbett Road
SO23 0NY
United Kingdom
Southwood ClinicSouthwood Clinic, Links Way,...Friday 09:30 - 11:0001252 533040Southwood Clinic Links Way
GU14 0NA
United Kingdom
Somerstown Childrens CentreOmega Street, Southsea, PO5 4LPFriday 11:30-13:00(NHS Solent with BFN volunteers) 02392...Somerstown Childrens Centre Omega Street
Omega Street
United Kingdom
Snowdrops Children's CentreCommunity Centre, High St, Overton,...3rd Friday of month 09:30-11:30 no...01256 320567Snowdrops Children's Centre, Community Centre High Street
RG25 3HB
United Kingdom
Rooksdown community centreRooksdown Community Centre, Park...3rd Wednesday of each month 09.30-11.3001256 376558