Breastfeeding

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)


Pump Hire:

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.