Breastfeeding isn’t always easy but there are so many benefits, which is why doctors recommend baby is breastfed to at least 6 months. If you’re struggling, need motivation, have questions or simply want to meet other mums to talk to about breastfeeding then we’re here to help.

There are so many ways you can get help in Medway. You can go to a local Bump to Breastfeeding drop-in to meet new and expectant mums in your area who are breastfeeding and talk with the peer supporters who can answer any questions you may have.

New ‘Hello Baby’ 121s available for pregnant parents wanting to know more about building a happy baby, maximising brain development and normal baby feeding behaviour. Breastfeeding 121s also available once baby arrives. Please message 07791043190 or email medch.mbn@nhs.net for more information or to book a 1:2:1. Download the Baby Buddy app which is packed full of advice and resources and watch helpful films that will answer all your questions about breastfeeding.

If you are looking for breastfeeding groups in Kent, you’ll find all the details here at Kent Baby Matters.

 

Helplines

National helplines are available if you need immediate support.

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

8am – 12midnight (daily) 0300 3300700

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

9.30am – 10.30pm 0300 330 5453

Drugs and Breastmilk Helpline

9.30am – 9.30pm 0844 4124665

Support in Bengali and Sylhetti

9.30am – 9.30pm 0300 456 2421

La Leche League (LLL)

8am-11pm (daily) 0345 1202918

National Breastfeeding Helpline

9.30am – 9.30pm 0300 1000212