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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We are keen to keep this information accurate but are aware that details do change, so if you see any that are out of date please email us.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
The Breastfeeding SocialChamberlayne Children's Centre,...Every other Monday 10.00am 11.30am...Children's centre 02380 684990Chamberlayne Children's Centre Chamberlayne Road
SO50 5JL
United Kingdom
The Carroll Children's CentreWinnall Community Centre, Garbett Road,...1:1 Breastfeeding support, appointment...01962 820112 ...Winnall Community Centre Garbett Road
SO23 0NY
United Kingdom
The Grange Maternity CentrePetersfield Community Hospital, Swan...Breastfeeding Support Tuesday...01730 262415 Merida Scultorpe or Jacqui...Grange Maternity Centre, Petersfield Community Hospital Swan Street
GU32 2LB
United Kingdom
Thornhill Breastfeeding Group...Thornhill Sure Start, Byron Road,...Thursday 09:30am - 11:00am02380 917633Thornhill Sure Start Byron Road
SO19 6FH
United Kingdom
Velmore Community CentreFalkland Rd, Eastleigh, SO53 3GYBy appointment only Saturday01962 825946Velmore Community Centre Falkland Road
Chandler's Ford
SO53 3GY
United Kingdom
Weston Breastfeeding Group (alongside...60 Foxcott Close, Weston, SO19 9JQWednesday 13:30pm - 15:00pm02380 42531460 Foxcott Close
SO19 9JQ
United Kingdom
Westside Children's CentreWestside community centre, Paddock...1st and 3rd Thursday every month 
Wickham Breastfeeding ​Support Group Jubilee Hall, Little Shore Lane,...Tuessday 09:30 -11:0001329 835303 (Meon Valley Health...Jubilee Hall Little Shore Lane
Bishop's Waltham
SO32 1ED
United Kingdom
Woolton Hill Baby ClinicWoolton Hill surgery, Trade Street,...3rd Tuesday every month