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.

Children's Centre addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Acorns Children's Centre, Violet Hill Health Centre

Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1NL

01449 776063
acorns@suffolk.gov.uk

Bosom Buddies Tuesday 10am to 12pm

Bluebells Children's Centre

Bury Lane, Stanton, IP31 2DE

01359 254282
bluebells@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Peer Support Group Monday 1:30pm to 3pm

Brandon Children's Centre

The Brandon Centre, Bury Road, Brandon, IP27 0BQ

01842 816111
brandon@suffolk.gov.uk

More than Milk Thursday 12pm to 1pm

Eye Children and Young People's Centre

Church Street, Eye, IP23 7BD

01379 870340
eyecypcentre@suffolk.gov.uk

Baby Bistro Thursday 10am to 12pm

High Suffolk Children's Centre

Gracechurch Street, Debenham, IP14 6BL

01728 862900
highsuffolk@suffolk.gov.uk

Baby Bistro Friday 10:30am to 12:30pm

Jigsaw @ Bluebells Children's Centre

Bury Lane, Stanton, IP31 2DE

01359 254282
bluebells@suffolk.gov.uk

The Café Monday 1:30pm to 3pm

Robins Children's Centre

Bosmere Primary School, Quinton Road, Needham Market, IP6 8BP

01449 723134
robins@suffolk.gov.uk

Bosom Buddies Thursday 1:30pm to 3pm

Sunshine Children's Centre

Stowmarket Community Centre, Hillside, Stowmarket, IP14 2BD

01449 616091
sunshine@suffolk.gov.uk

Breastfeeding support workers are available during 0-Walk Group Thursday 9:30am to 11:30am

Phoenix Children's Centre

Tudor Road, Sudbury, CO10 1NP

01787 888666
phoenix@suffolk.gov.uk

BFN supporter available at Child Health Clinic Thursday 9am to 10:50am
Children's Centre addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Dragonflies Children's Centre

Wissett Road, Halesworth, IP19 8BT

01986 874865
dragonflies@suffolk.gov.uk

Baby Feed and Flourish Thursday 10am to 11:30am

Butterflies Children’s Centre

Castle Hill, Beccles, NR34 7BQ

01502 718750
butterflies@suffolk.gov.uk

Breastfeeding support café Monday 10am to 11:30am

Kirkley Children's Centre

Kirkley Street, Lowestoft, NR33 0LU

01502 532740
kirkley@suffolk.gov.uk

Breastfeeding support group Wednesday 10am to 12pm

The Ark Children's Centre

Water Lane, Lowestoft, NR32 2NH

01502 502230
theark@suffolk.gov.uk

Breastfeeding support café Thursday 9:30am to 11am
Children's Centre addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

The Wooden House Children's Centre

20b Lanark Road, Ipswich, IP4 3EJ

01473 323870

woodenhouse@suffolk.gov.uk

Feeding Support Group Monday 9:30am to 11:00am

Leiston Children's Centre

Waterloo Avenue, Leiston, IP16 4HF

01728 642930

leiston@suffolk.gov.uk

 

Feed and Flourish Wednesday 10:30am to 12pm

The Oaks Children's Centre

Grange Road, Felixstowe, IP11 2LA

01394 694750

theoaks@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant feeding peer support group Thursday 9:30am to 11:30am

Volunteer groups

Volunteer support groups governed by other organisations and operating independently of Suffolk County Council.

You may wish to phone to check if the group is running.

Children's Centre addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

The Treehouse Children's Centre

251 Clapgate Lane, Ipswich, IP3 0RH

Contact Janine Frosdick:

La Leche League Group Alternate Mondays (excluding last Monday in August)

10am to 12pm

Children’s Centre addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Highfield Children's Centre

Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich, IP1 6DW

01473 742534
admin@highfield.suffolk.gov.uk

Tiddlers 0-walk group
(at St Thomas’ Community Room)

Tuesday 1pm to 2:30pm

Broomfield Library

Sherrington Road, Ipswich, IP1 4HT

01473 462577

BRAS (Breastfeeding, reassurance and support group) Thursday 10am to 11am

Volunteer groups

Volunteer support groups governed by other organisations and operating independently of Suffolk County Council.

You may wish to phone to check if the group is running.

Children’s Centre addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Meredith @ Wellington Children's Centre

52 Chevallier Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PB

01473 263900

meredith@suffolk.gov.uk

Breastfeeding café Tuesday 10am to 12pm

The Willows Children's Centre

Magdalene Close, Ipswich, IP2 9UX

01473 602150

thewillows@suffolk.gov.uk

Little Roos Wednesday 10:30am to 12pm

The Oaks Community Primary School

65 Aster Road, Ipswich, IP2 0NR

01473 684994 Little Roos Friday 9am to 11am
Children's Centre addressTelephone/EmailName of groupDayTime

Brandon Children's Centre

The Brandon Centre, Bury Road, Brandon, IP27 0BQ

01842 816111

brandon@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Support Group

Tuesday 11am to 12:30pm

Bury Library Children's Centre

Sergeants Walk, St Andrews Street North,

Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1TZ

01284 732266
burylibrarycc@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Support Group
0-4 months

Tuesday 10am to 11:30am

Cartwheels Children's Centre

Norton Road, Haverhill, CB9 8NF

01440 760500
cartwheels@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Support Group
(at Haverhill Methodist Church Hall)

Thursday 9:30am to 12pm

Foley House Children's Centre

52 Wellington Street, Newmarket, CB8 0HY

01638 565533
foleyhouse@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Support Group Friday 2:30pm to 4:00pm

The Lark Children's Centre

Recreation Way, Mildenhall, IP28 7HG

01638 582820
thelark@suffolk.gov.uk

Infant Feeding Support Group Wednesday 10:30am to 12pm

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

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