Isle of Wight

The Breastfeeding Network is now providing peer support on the Isle of Wight.

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

Ryde

  • Every Wednesday 12-2pm (from 27th April 2022) – Ryde Family Centre, George Street, Ryde, PO22 2JF. 30 minute bookable 1:1 slots.  Book via Eventbrite link: https://bfn_ryde_iow_1to1peersupport.eventbrite.co.uk
  • Thursday 12.45-1.30pm – term time only – alongside Barnados baby group Ryde Family Centre, George Street, Ryde, PO22 2JF. No booking required.

Freshwater

  • Monday 9.30-11am – term time only – alongside West Wight Nursery baby group – West Wight Family Centre, Moa Place, Freshwater, PO40 9XH. No booking required.

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. 

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.

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Updated 22/04/2022