The Children’s Centres have staff who have been trained to support breastfeeding mothers. They can offer information and advice about positioning, attachment, hand expressing and pump hire.
Breastfeeding Support Cafes:
The centres also run breastfeeding support cafes. These are free drop-in sessions where mums and dads can meet others who are breastfeeding parents, share advice and ask questions.
- Caister: Weekly on Tuesdays 9.30am to 11am
- Acle: Fortnightly on Wednesdays 1pm to 2.30pm
- Trinity: Weekly on Wednesdays 10am to 12pm
Breastfeeding telephone support:
The Great Yarmouth Health Visiting team: 01493 849260
Broadland Health Visiting team: 01603 430220
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212
La Leche League GB: 0845 120 2918
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 08444 122 949
(9.30am -10.30pm, every day)
NCT Breastfeeding Line: 0300 330 0771
(8am-midnight, 7 days a week)
Breastfeeding Network Supporter Line: 0844 412 4664
(9.30am-9.30pm, every day)
The centres have electric breast pumps available to hire. We ask for a £10 deposit plus £10 charge for replacement parts. Please speak to a trained staff member if you wish to discuss hiring one.