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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We are keen to keep this information accurate but are aware that details do change, so if you see any that are out of date please email us.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
Breastfeeding Matters GroupLangstone Church, Shore Avenue,...Thursday 10am - 12noon (Starts 4th Feb...Lynn Timms 02392 294290 / 07851 069146Langstone Church Shore Avenue
United Kingdom
Breastfeeding Network peer support...Emsworth Community Centre, North...Tuesday 1.30pm-3pm02392 224588 or...Emsworth Community Centre North Street
PO10 7DD
United Kingdom
Breastfeeding Network peer support...Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane,...2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 9am -...02392 238114 or...Clanfield Memorial Hall South Lane
United Kingdom
Breastfeeding Network peer support...Waterlooville Community Centre, 10...1st and 3rd Wednesday 9:30 -10.45am  10 Maurepas Way
United Kingdom
Breastfeeding Network peer support...Starfish Nursery, 20 Salterns Lane,...Thursday 10am - 12pm01329 518888 or...20 Salterns Lane
PO16 0QP
United Kingdom
Breastfeeding Support alongside clinicSt John's Church, 7 Church Road, Locks...Wednesdays 13:00-14:30Contact Church on the day 01489 5780827 Church Road
Park Gate
SO31 6LW
United Kingdom
Breastfeeding Support alongside clinicSharps Copse Children's Centre,...2nd and 4th Wednesday 09:30-11:00Contact Children's centre 02392...Sharps Copse Children's Centre Prospect Lane
United Kingdom
Breastfeeding Support Drop InWaterlooville Library, The Precinct,...Thursday 13.30 - 14.3002392 238114 or...
Breastfeeding Support Group, Pathways...Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road,...Tuesday 12.00 - 13.00- please ring the...01425 483852 Venue- 01425 472252Ringwood Library Christchurch Road
BH24 1DW
United Kingdom
Buckland Children CentreTurner Road, PO1 4PN13:00-14:30pm Wednesday Term Time Only02392 851350Buckland Children Centre Turner Road
United Kingdom