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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We are keen to keep this information accurate but are aware that details do change, so if you see any that are out of date please email us.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
Milton Children's CentrePerth Road, Southsea, PO4 8EU9.30 – 11.30 am Perth Road Perth Road
United Kingdom
Meadowside Leisure Centre breastfeeding...Meadowside Leisure Centre, Whiteley...Mondays 13:00-14:30pmMichelle Roberson 01489 554930 or...Meadowside Leisure Centre Whiteley Way
PO15 7LJ
United Kingdom
Little Petals Children's CentreBishops Waltham Library, Free Street,...1:1 Breastfeeding support, Appointment...02392 269695...Bishops Waltham Library Free Street
Bishop's Waltham
SO32 1EE
United Kingdom
Liss NCT BABIES (Babies &...Liss Triangle Centre, Mill Road, Liss...Tuesday 9.30-11.30am - drop-in clinic01730 888340 Polly Baynham-Hughes 01730...Liss
GU33 7DX
United Kingdom
La Leche League, St James Road...St James Rd, Shirley, Southampton, SO15...Mondays 10:00-12:00 (term time only)Caroline - 01489 854694Saint James Road
SO15 5HE
United Kingdom
La Leche League GrayshottTimothy Room,St Luke’s Church,Headley...Wednesday 10.00-12:0007906 819810...Timothy Room,St Luke’s Church Headley Road
GU26 6LF
United Kingdom
La Leche League Breastfeeding Café Peer...Maple Vue Children’s Centre, Belle Vue...Fridays 10.00-12.0007906819810...Maple Vue Children’s Centre Belle Vue Road
GU12 4RZ
United Kingdom
Kingsclere Medical PracticeKingsclere medical practice, North...4th Thursday every month  
Keepsake Breastfeeding GroupPorchester Community Centre/Keepsake...Tuesday 11:30-12:3001329 227227 (option 3) Sarah HallPortchester
PO16 9AD
United Kingdom
Infant feeding support groupThe Place Cafe, Carvers Recreation...Thursday 13:00 - 15:00pmRingwood HV Team - 01425 483 852