Infant feeding

Find details of our Health and Children's Centre run breastfeeding support groups and national support helplines.

Please remember, you can access any Health and Children's Centre team for support or advice and guidance regarding your feeding before and after your baby is born. All of our staff are UNICEF trained and available to help you. Please feel free to phone and check before your visit.

The Infant Feeding Support Groups are listed for each area in the sections below. However because most of these are being delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams you are able to join any of the groups - you do not have to necessarily join the group listed for the area where you live. 

Central and South Suffolk
Family Hub addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Cherry Blossom Health and Children's Centre

Hadleigh Road, East Bergholt, CO7 6QT

01473 265566 

Cherryblossom@suffolk.gov.uk

 

Face to face infant feeding group at Blossom House, Unit 7/8 Hadleigh Enterprise Park, Crockatt Road, Hadleigh, IP7 6RJ  from Monday 11 July  Mondays 9:30am to 12:00pm

Phoenix Family Hub

27 Tudor Road, Sudbury, CO10 1NP

phoenix@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Group - Virtual group via Microsoft Teams Fridays

 

10:30 to 11:30am

 

Stowmarket - Acorns Family Hub

Stowhealth Centre, Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1NL

 

01449 745185

acorns@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Support Group (Supported by Breastfeeding Network volunteers). 

Delivered Face to Face. Contact us by email or phone to book a place. From the start of July you will no longer need to book a place. 

Tuesdays 10:00am to 11:30am 

Bluebells Family Hub, Stanton

Bury Lane, Stanton, Suffolk, IP31 2DE

 

01359 254282

bluebells@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Group - Face to Face group at Bluebells Family Hub from Monday 9 May. Contact us by email or phone to book a place. From the start of July you will no longer need to book a place. 

Mondays 10:00am to 11:30am

Eye Family Hub

Church Street, Eye, IP23 7BD

 

01379 870340

eyecypcentre@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Group - Face to face group at Eye Family Hub, Church Street, Eye, IP23 7BD. You do not need to book. 

Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30pm

High Suffolk Family Hub

Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Suffolk, IP14 6BL

 

01728 862900

highsuffolk@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Group – Face to face group at High Suffolk Family Hub, Gracechurch Street, Debenham, IP14 6BL.  You do not need to book. These will be held on 1st, 15th and 29th July and 19th and 26th August. After this the groups will be held weekly. 

Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm

 

The following groups are run by Independent organisations across Suffolk. We would strongly encourage you to make contact to book a place where necessary or to check that the group is running prior to attending.

Group Venue Time Contact details
UK Babies Groups across Suffolk each day of the week (bookable via calendar on webpage) Various morning times – see webpage
Lowestoft and Waveney
Family Hub addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Kirkley Family Hub

Kirkley Street, Lowestoft, NR33 0LU

 

01502 532740

kirkley@suffolk.gov.uk

 Infant Feeding Support Group  - Face to Face group at Kirkley Family Hub. You do not need to book.   Thursdays  1:30pm to 2:30pm

 

The following groups are run by Independent organisations across Suffolk. We would strongly encourage you to make contact to book a place where necessary or to check that the group is running prior to attending.

Group Venue Time Contact details
Breastfeeding Support (run by Lowestoft and Waveney Breastfeeding Support charity)

Quaff East, 33a Newgate, Beccles, NR34 9QB

Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:00am (bookable via Eventbrite on webpage)

lowestoftandwaveney@hotmail.com

http://www.lowestoftandwaveneybreastfeeding.co.uk/

Facebook page – Lowestoft and Waveney Breastfeeding Support

 

Breastfeeding Support (run by Lowestoft and Waveney Breastfeeding Support charity) Way Up High Community Space, 181-183 London Road South, Lowestoft NR33 0DR 

Wednesdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm, (bookable via Eventbrite on webpage)

lowestoftandwaveney@hotmail.com

http://www.lowestoftandwaveneybreastfeeding.co.uk/

Facebook page – Lowestoft and Waveney Breastfeeding Support

 

Breastfeeding Support (run by Lowestoft and Waveney Breastfeeding Support charity)

St Edmunds Toddler Group, St Edmunds Hall, Cumberland Rd, Southwold, IP18 6JR 

Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30pm, (bookable via Eventbrite on webpage)

lowestoftandwaveney@hotmail.com

http://www.lowestoftandwaveneybreastfeeding.co.uk/

Facebook page – Lowestoft and Waveney Breastfeeding Support

 

Breastfeeding Support (run by Lowestoft and Waveney Breastfeeding Support charity)

 

Enchanted Kingdom at Dinky Town, 58 Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR32 3LR Thursdays (excluding the last week of the month), 9:45 - 11:30pm, (bookable via Eventbrite on webpage)

lowestoftandwaveney@hotmail.com

http://www.lowestoftandwaveneybreastfeeding.co.uk/

Facebook page – Lowestoft and Waveney Breastfeeding Support

North and East Ipswich and Coastal
Family Hub addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

 Leiston and Meadows Family Hub

Waterloo Avenue, Leiston, IP16 4HF

 01728 642930

leiston@suffolk.gov.uk

 

 Infant Feeding Support Group - this will be delivered face to face at Leiston Children's Centre  Wednesdays  1:30pm to 2:30pm  

The Oaks Family Hub

Grange Road, Felixstowe, IP11 2LA

 

01394 694750

theoaks@suffolk.gov.uk

 Infant Feeding Support Group - this will be delivered face to face  Thursday  2:00pm to 3:00pm  

 

Chatterbox Family Hub

15 Copleston Road, Ipswich, IP4 5HB

 

thetreehouse@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Support Group - this will be delivered face to face (from January 2022) Wednesdays 1:00pm to 2:30pm  

 

The following groups are run by Independent organisations across Suffolk. We would strongly encourage you to make contact to book a place where necessary or to check that the group is running prior to attending.

Group Venue Time Contact details
UK Babies Groups across Suffolk each day of the week (bookable via calendar on webpage) Various morning times – see webpage

https://www.ukbabies.co.uk/class-calendar/

Facebook page – UK Babies
South and West Ipswich
Family Hub addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Hawthorn Family Hub

Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 0QY

 

thewillows@suffolk.gov.uk

 

wellington@suffolk.gov.uk

 

Hawthorn@suffolk.gov.uk

 

 

 Infant Feeding Support Group - this is delivered face to face by the Breastfeeding Network  Tuesdays (commencing 21 September 2021)  10:00am to 11:30am

Highfield Family Hub

Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich, IP1 6DQ

 

highfield.cc@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Support Group delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams First Wednesday of the month 10:30am to 11:30am

Highfield Family Hub

 Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich, IP1 6DQ

01473 462577

highfield.cc@suffolk.gov.uk

 

 Breastfeeding Café at Broomfield Library, Sherrington Road, Ipswich, IP1 4HT  Tuesdays (term time only) 1:00 - 2:00pm

Wellington Family Hub

52 Chevallier Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2PB

thewillows@suffolk.gov.uk

wellington@suffolk.gov.uk

Hawthorn@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Support Group - this is delivered face to face by La Leche League Thursdays every other week 11:30am to 1:00pm

 

The following groups are run by independent organisations across Suffolk. We would strongly encourage you to make contact to book a place where necessary or to check that the group is running prior to attending.

Group Venue Time Contact details
Breastfeeding Support (run by La Leche League)

Wellington Family Hub, 52 Chevallier Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PBY

Thursdays from 11:30am. Fortnightly, Face to Face / Online (please contact for details). 

lalechesuffolk@gmail.com

or Tel. 07481944280

 

 UK Babies Groups across Suffolk each day of the week (bookable via calendar on webpage)  Various morning times – see webpage  https://www.ukbabies.co.uk/class-calendar/
Facebook page – UK Babies
West Suffolk
Family Hub addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Bury St Edmunds Carousel Family Hub

1 Charles Place, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6RW

 

01284 748355

 

 New Born Feeding Clinic (drop in)  Tuesdays 2pm to 3pm

Bury St Edmunds Library Family Hub

Sergeants Walk, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1TZ

 

Email burylibrarycc@suffolk.gov.uk to book a place

Infant Feeding Support Group Thursdays 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Haverhill and Forest Heath Family Hubs

 

Cartwheels@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Support Group - delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams Thursdays 10:00 - 11:30am

 

The following groups are run by Independent organisations across Suffolk. We would strongly encourage you to make contact to book a place where necessary or to check that the group is running prior to attending.

Group Venue Time Contact details
Breastfeeding Support (run by the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers)

Freedom Church, Mill Road, Great Barton, IP31 2RU

Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm (Booking required)

Breastfeeding.bse@gmail.com

Facebook page – Bury St Edmunds Breastfeeding Support

 

Breastfeeding Support (run by the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers)

The Stable Café, Newmarket High Street, Newmarket, CB8 8NA

Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm (Drop in)

newmarketbreastfeeding@gmail.com

Facebook page – Newmarket Breastfeeding Support Group

The following helplines can provide you support and help you to find a peer supporter.

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212

Website: National Breastfeeding Helpline.

Opening times: 9:30am to 9:30pm, 7 days a week.

Staffed by volunteers from:

The Breastfeeding Network support line in Bengali/Sylheti is 0300 456 2421.

NCT Helpline: 0300 330 0771

Website: NCT (National Childbirth Trust).

Opening times: 8am to midnight, 7 days a week.

La Leche League GB: 0345 120 2918

Website: La Leche League GB.

Opening times: 8am to 11pm every day.

Start4Life: 0300 123 1021

Opening times: 9am to 8pm from Monday to Friday, and 11am to 4pm at weekends.

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