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 NHS Kent Community Health. You can also visit Kent Baby Matters for information on other services in Kent, including Sling Library details.

Helplines

National helplines are available if you need immediate support.