South and East Hampshire

The Breastfeeding Network South and East Hampshire covering Gosport, Fareham, Havant, East Hampshire and surrounding areas.

Pregnant, combination feeding, expressing, exclusively breastfeeding/chestfeeding, going back to work, feeding an older child or looking to stop – we are here to support you every step of your breastfeeding journey.

All our support is offered free of charge and we have both virtual and face-to-face options available.

Face-to-face support groups :

 Havant and Waterlooville

  • Mondays 9.30-11am (term time only) alongside the Monday Club at The Bridge Centre, 67 Beach Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0JD. No need to book just turn up.
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 10-11.30am (term time only) – The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS. No need to book just turn up.
  • Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 9.30-10.30am – Waterlooville Community Centre, Waterlooville, PO7 7DB (next to ASDA) alongside the Health Visitor Breastfeeding Support group. Please phone 0300 003 0145 to book. 

East Hampshire

  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 10.30am-12pm (term time only) – Chandlers Café, 40c Drift Road, Clanfield, PO8 0JL. No need to book just turn up.
  • Friday 20th May, Monday 20th June, Wednesday 29th June, Friday 1st July, Friday 15th July 9.30-11am – Café Hogmoor, Hogmoor Inclosure, Hogmoor Rd, Whitehill, Bordon, GU35 9HN. No need to book just turn up.

Fareham

  • 1st and 3rd Monday 12.30-2pm (term time only) – Fareham Community Hospital, Brook Lane, Sarisbury Green, Sarisbury, Fareham, SO31 7DQ. No need to book just turn up.
  •  2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 9.30-11.30am (term time only) – Coffee#1, 45-47 West Street, Fareham, PO16 0BE. No need to book just turn up.

Gosport

  • Every Tuesday 9.30-11.30am – Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT alongside Health Visiting Breastfeeding Support group. Please phone 02392 794871 to book.
  • Friday 1.15-2.45pm (term time only) – Blakes Maternity Centre, Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PW. – babes-in-arms only, currently siblings are unable to attend our hospital drop ins.
  • Every Saturday 10-11.30am – Blakes Maternity Centre, Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PW – babes-in-arms only, currently siblings are unable to attend our hospital drop ins.

We ask that you do not attend a face-to-face group if you or someone in your household has Covid-19. Although this is stricter than current government guidance our aim is to keep our volunteers and other families attending the groups as safe as possible.  We would encourage anyone attending to wear a mask and maintain social distancing where possible.  Thank you.

1:1 support via Zoom:

If you would prefer to have some 1:1 support via Zoom from a trained Breastfeeding Network peer support volunteer please email Bfnsouthcoast@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk with the first part of your postcode and a brief outline of you questions or concerns.  One of the team will be in contact within 48 hours (please check your spam mail folder).

Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshop via Zoom:

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month 10-11.30am – email Bfnsouthcoast@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk to book.  You will be sent the link to join the Zoom call please check your spam folder if this doesn’t arrive.

Facebook:

Request to join our Facebook support pages for peer to peer support, please answer the joining questions so that we can approve your request:

Information can also be found on our community page:

Updated June 22