Infant feeding

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

Please remember, you can access any Health and Children's Centre 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
Children's Centre addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Hadleigh / Sudbury / South Suffolk Children's Centres

01787 888666

Cherryblossom@suffolk.gov.uk

phoenix@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Support Group - Virtual group via Microsoft Teams Fridays 10:30 - 11:30am

Stowmarket - Acorns, Sunshine, Robins Children's Centres

acorns@suffolk.gov.uk

 Infant Feeding Support Group - Virtual group via Microsoft Teams  Tuesdays  10:00 - 11:00am 
Lowestoft and Waveney
Children's Centre addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Kirkley Children's Centre

01502 532740

kirkley@suffolk.gov.uk

 Infant Feeding Support Group  - this will be delivered Face to Face  Thursdays  2:00 - 3:00pm
North and East Ipswich and Coastal
Children's Centre addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

 Leiston and Meadows Children's Centres

 01728 642930

leiston@suffolk.gov.uk

 

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

The Oaks Children's Centre

01394 694750

theoaks@suffolk.gov.uk

 Infant Feeding Support Group - this will be delivered face to face  Tuesdays  1:00 - 2:00pm
South and West Ipswich
Children’s Centre addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Hawthorn Children's Centre

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 21st September 2021)  10:00 - 11:30am

Wellington Children's Centre

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 - 1:00pm

 

West Suffolk
Children's Centre addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Bury St Edmunds Children's Centres

burylibarycc@suffolk.gov.uk

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

Haverhill Cartwheels Children's Centre

Cartwheels@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Support Group - delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30pm

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.

Call rate information

Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number. They must also count towards any inclusive allowances in the same way as calls to 01 and 02 numbers. These rules apply to calls from any type of line including mobile, landline or payphone.