We provide one-to-one support across Reading and Wokingham by telephone, text and face to face.
Now well established, our support service has been running since 2011 and has helped thousands of mothers to get breastfeeding off to a great start. Weencourage all breastfeeding (or would-be breastfeeding) mothers to contact us on 07501 466818, whether you’re a first time or an experienced mum, and whether you have a quick question or a major concern.
The support is offered until your baby is 6-8 weeks old (corrected age if your baby is born prematurely). During this time you can access as much (or as little) support as you need, by phone, text or in person as you prefer.
Face-to-face support is offered via our various drop-ins around the area where you ca arrange to meet your supporter. Home visits can be requested, though they are prioritised for mums who cannot travel. Our supporters are generally available 9am – 9pm; sometimes also at weekends. Mothers praise the flexibility of our service which is often available at a time when other health professionals are not.
In addition to this personalised one-to-one support service our drop-ins can be accessed by any mother at any time, whether she is pre- or post-natal and regardless of the age of her baby. These drop-ons operate on a weekly basis and offer face-to-fae support from both paid BfN staff and volunteers. No appointment is necessary and you do not need to have a problem. You are welcome to drop in for a chat or for some reassurance that you are doing fine.
Our supporters are all mums who have breastfed their own child(ren) and have been trained to guide mothers through the basics, answer questions and concerns and help them to get breastfeeding established.
Contct us on 07501 466818 to arrange support.
click here to view our list of groups.
Breastfeeding support is also abailable from NHS staff in the breastfeeding clinics at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Wokingham Community Hospital. These clinics see mums and babies up to 6 weeks, but appointment (phone: 0118 322 7295).