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Breastfeeding Support Groups


Breastfeeding support and information in Suffolk is provided by midwifery, health visiting and children’s centre staff in partnership with a number of breastfeeding charities that have trained peer supporters who have breastfed their own babies and are here to help you on your feeding journey. You may meet them during pregnancy, in hospital or the community after your baby is born.

You are very welcome to go along to any of these groups in children’s centre’s. Drop in at any time during the session for a chat, to relax and meet other mums, or to talk to a breastfeeding peer or staff member.

We welcome pregnant mums to find out more about feeding and ask any questions you may have. Not every children’s centre has a breastfeeding support group, so call first to see what your nearest centre provides. Even if there is no group, a staff member may be able to give you information and support.

Please check in advance if you plan to travel any distance - see www.suffolk.gov.uk/childrenscentres  to download your centre's timetable.


Chatterbox Children’s Centre  38 Copleston Road, Ipswich IP4 5HB  Tel: 01473 325822

Wellington Children’s Centre  52 Chevallier Street, Ipswich IP1 2PB  Tel: 01473 283788

Willows Children’s Centre  Magdalene Close, Ipswich IP2 9UX  Tel: 01473 602150

Hillside Children’s Centre  Maidenhall Approach, Ipswich IP2 8NY  Tel: 01473 786630

Wooden House Children’s Centre  20b Lanark Road,Ipswich IP4 3EJ  Tel: 01473 323870

Rosehill Library  Tomline Road,Ipswich IP3 8DB  Tel: 01473 719279

Hawthorn Children’s Centre  Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive,Ipswich IP2 0QY   Tel: 01473 260882

Treehouse Children’s Centre  Clapgate Lane,Ipswich IP3 0RH  Tel: 01473 322055

Ravenswood Community Children’s Centre  103 Hening Avenue, Ipswich IP3 9QJ  Tel: 01473 714521

Highfield Children’s Centre  Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich IP1 6DW Tel: 01473 742534

Bramford Lane Annex  Bramford Lane, Ipswich IP1 5BS Tel: 01473 483577

East Bergholt
Cherry Blossom Children’s Centre  Hadleigh Road East, East Bergholt C07 6QT  Tel: 01206 299467

Oaks Children’s Centre  Grange Road, Felixstowe IP11 2LA  Tel: 01394 694750

Saxmundham / Leiston
Meadow Children’s Centre  Seaman Avenue IP17 1DZ  Tel: 01728 652110

Acorns Children’s Centre  Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket IP14 1NL  Tel: 01449 776063
Sunshine Children’s Centre  Hillside Community Centre, Stowmarket IP14 2BD  Tel: 01449 616091

Caterpillar Children’s Centre  7 Cumberland Street, Woodbridge IP12 4AH  Tel: 01394 388276
Rendlesham Children’s Centre  Sycamore Drive, Rendlesham, IP12 2GF  Tel: 01394 462191

Kesgrave Children’s Centre  22 Bell Lane, Kesgrave IP5 1JQ  Tel: 01473 265833

Bluebells Children’s Centre  Bury Lane, Stanton IP31 2DE  Tel: 01359 254282

High Suffolk Children’s Centre  Gracechurch Street, Debenham IP14 6BL  Tel: 01728 862900

Eye Children’s Centre  Church Street, Eye IP23 7BD  Tel: 01379 870340

Needham Market
Robins Children’s Centre  Quinton Road, Needham Market IP6 8BP  Tel: 01449 723134

Phoenix Children’s Centre  Tudor Road, Sudbury CO10 1NP  Tel: 01787 888666

For more information on groups in your area visit: www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/breastfeeding-help/breastfeeding-support/sample-page/

The Breastfeeding Network (BfN)
Helpline: 0300 100 0210, open 9.30 am – 9.30 pm, seven days a week.
Website: www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk Here you can find out more about the BfN and access leaflets and publications which can be downloaded.

The National Breastfeeding Helpline
Helpline: 0300 100 0212, open 9.30 am – 9.30 pm, seven days a week.
Staffed by trained peer supporters who have fed their own babies. You will be connected to a local supporter if you use a landline as the system recognises your area code.

La Leche League
Helpline: 0845 120 2918
Website: www.laleche.org.uk

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
Helpline: 0300 330 0700, open 8 am – 10 pm.
Website: www.nct.org.uk

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
Helpline: 0300 330 5453
Website: http://abm.me.uk/

Electric Breast Pump Hire
Ask at your local children’s centre as many have a loan scheme.

You can also hire directly from the company – try:
Central Medical Supplies on 01538 399541, or
Ardo Medical Supplies on 01823 336362.