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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We are keen to keep this information accurate but are aware that details do change, so if you see any that are out of date please email us.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
Burseldon Breastfeeding GroupSt Paul's Church, Oak Road, Burseldon,...1:00pm - 2:30pm Thursday07889 059833 Debbie Hampton,...St Paul's Church Oak Road
SO31 8DU
United Kingdom
Christ Church HallChrist Church Hall, Reading Road,...9.30 - 10.30 1st and 3rd Monday of... Christ Church Hall Reading Road
RG24 8LT
United Kingdom
Clift Meadow PavilionClift meadow, pavilion, Minchens Lane,...2nd Wednesday every month  
Discovery Centre Breastfeeding...Discovery Centre (Library) Festival...Friday 10:00 - 11:30Central Basingstoke and Tadley Health...Discovery Centre (Library) Festival Place
RG21 7BA
United Kingdom
Early Days Breastfeeding Network peer...Blakes Maternity Centre, Bury Road,...Monday 1pm-3pm02392 523651 or...Blakes Maternity Centre Bury Road
PO12 3PW
United Kingdom
Early Days Breastfeeding Network peer...Blake Maternity Centre, Gosport War...Friday 10:30-12:30Contact Blakes 023 9252 3651...Blake Maternity Centre, Gosport War Memorial Hospital Bury Road
PO12 3PX
United Kingdom
Eastleigh Breastfeeding Support...Chamberlayne Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5JLWednesday 10:00 - 12:0007748 945787 / 07810 194024 Julie...Chamberlayne Children's Centre Chamberlayne Road
SO50 5JL
United Kingdom
Fareham Methodist ChurchFareham Methodist Church, Kings Road,...1pm - 3pm December 7th, 21st. January...01489 554930Fareham Methodist Church King's Road
PO16 0NU
United Kingdom
First-time parents groupBushy Leaze Children's Centre,...Thursdays 13.30 – 15.0001420 87675Bushy Leaze Childrens Centre Eastbrooke Road
GU34 2DR
United Kingdom
Florence Portal House Maternity UnitWinchester Hospital, Romsey Road,...By appointment only for babies up to 28...01962 825946Winchester Hospital, Florence Portal House Maternity Unit Romsey Road
SO22 5DG
United Kingdom