Hampshire Christmas breastfeeding drop-ins – opening hours

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Christmas breastfeeding drop-ins – opening hours

If you need support over the bank holidays, the National NCT Breastfeeding Helpline is open every day including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day:
0300 300 0700 (8am to midnight every day of the year)

NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors are paid to work on the line and are happy to cover the bank holidays too, so are waiting for your call. If you have to leave a message, calls are generally returned within 2 hours.

  • Monday 22nd Dec – Chineham open as normal, Cutbush CC, Southampton open as normal. Overton closed in school holidays
  • Tues 23rd – Andover open, Tadley closed, Hedge End closed
  • Wed 24th Dec – NCT’s BABIES breastfeeding drop-in at Lanterns Children’s Centre, Winchester open 9.30 – midday
  • Thurs 25th and Fri 26th Dec – all drop-ins closed, contact the NCT breastfeeding line open 8 am – midnight (every day inc bank holidays) for support (number above)
  • Monday 29th Dec – Chineham open, Cutbush, Southampton – closed, Overton closed in school holidays
  • Tues 30th Dec – Andover open for breastfeeding support (but the health visitor clinic is not running), Tadley – open, Hedge End closed
  • Wed 31st Dec – Winchester – closed
  • Thurs 1st Jan – New Years Day – all drop-ins closed, contact the NCT breastfeeding line open 8 am – midnight (every day inc bank holidays) for support
  • Fri 2nd Jan – Aviary (Eastleigh) open, Brookvale Basingstoke open, Andover – the Children’s Centre at Spring Meadow is closed but if you are an Andover mum needing support, breastfeeding counsellor Paula will be available between 1 and 2.30 pm on 01256 892938 to speak to you, any questions outside these hours please contact the national NCT line

Full listing of drop ins

BASINGSTOKE and surrounds

(For more info contact Fiona 01256 334343, Mindy 07769 040509, Sarah 01256 321890 or message us on Facebook – but over Christmas please use the NCT breastfeeding line)

Basingstoke, Chineham: Every Monday 9:30 to 11:30 at Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham RG24 8LT alongside the health visitor clinic. Contact Sarah (see above)

Overton: 2nd, 4th & 5th Mondays of month at Overton Children’s Centre (in the library, Community Centre, Overton RG25 3HB) 10 – 11:30 alongside the stay and play session. Sometimes runs in the holidays (depends on Children’s Centre play session) so check with Mindy (see above)

Whitchurch: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of month at the Gill Nethercott Centre in Whitchurch RG28 7HP 10 – 11.30 am alongside the health visitor clinic. Contact Mindy (see above)

Tadley: Every Tuesday 9:30 – 11 at the Home Tree Children’s Centre, Newchurch Road, Tadley RG26 4HN. Alongside the health visitor clinic, Contact Fiona (see above)

Kingsclere: Fourth Thursday of the month alongside health visitor clinic – all welcome, 2pm – 3pm at Kingsclere Medical Practice, North St, Kingsclere, RG20 5QX. Contact Mindy (see above)

Basingstoke, Brookvale: Every Friday (50 weeks of year) 10am to 11:30am at Brookvale Village Hall, Basingstoke RG21 7RU. Bra fitting available 1st & 3rd weeks of month. Fiona or Sarah (see above)

ANDOVER

Every Tuesday 10.00-11.30am and every Friday 1 – 2:30pm at Spring Meadow Children’s Centre, Smannell Road, Andover SP11 6JP. Tel: 01264 336718 or Paula (01256 892938) (Also 4th Wednesday 10.00-12.00 in term time)

EASTLEIGH

Borough Council funded drop-ins facilitated by nct trained breastfeeding counsellors

Every Wednesday, 10am – 12pm at the Chamberlayne Children’s Centre, Eastleigh, SO50 5JL Tel. 02380 684990 or Julie 07843 928631 or Nicole 07717 790238

Every Friday, 10 – 11.30am at the Aviary Children’s Centre, SO50 9JW Tel 02380 626960 or Jane 07824-375871 or Jennie 07502 213811

It is not necessary to make an appointment, just turn up! If you need to bring other children with you, of course they are welcome.

WINCHESTER

nct B.A.B.I.E.S. (Babies and Breastfeeding, Information, Encouragement, Support)

Every Wednesday 9.30-12 at Lanterns Children’s Centre, Bereweeke Rd, Winchester SO22 6AJ Tel 01962 893602 or Jane 07824 375871 or Jennie 07502 213811

It is not necessary to make an appointment, just turn up! If you need to bring other children with you, of course they are welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON

Monday, 13:00 to 14:30, Baby Café Townhill Park, at Cutbush Children’s Centre, Cutbush Lane, Townhill Park, SO18 2GF. Tel Rosie Wilson 020 8752 9153 / 075 6548 4617

Tuesday, 9:15 to 11:15, NCT breastfeeding drop-in at The Salvation Army Church and Community Centre, 85 Whites Way, Hedge End, SO30 2GL (alongside the Baby Clinic).
Contact Jo Daniels on sotonbfc@nct.org.uk for more info

National NCT Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 300 0700 (8am to midnight every day)
NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors are paid to work on the line. If you have to leave a message, calls are generally returned within 2 hours.

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