Breastfeeding Support

Sources of breastfeeding information and support available to women in West Essex

Women can contact their midwife or health visitor for infant feeding information and support.

A wealth of information, presented in a user-friendly way, can be found on the NHS website:

NHS - Breastfeeding

NHS - start4life

The ‘from bump to breastfeeding’ DVD produced by Best Beginnings for the NHS can be viewed at: Best Beginnings - just click on ‘Why breastfeed?’

The following websites also provide useful information for both health professionals and parents:

Breastfeeding Network



A range of support is available to help women breastfeed successfully including:

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212

NCT: 0300 330 0700

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers' Helpline: 0300 330 5453

Local support

Breastfeeding drop-in clinic for women up to 28 days postnatal at the birthing unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow on Mondays from 10am – 12 midday (except bank holidays).

Clinics and Drop-In Groups provided by the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service

At the practice

If you are currently breastfeeding and require somewhere private to do so whilst in the practice, please feel free to approach a member of the reception team who will be happy to assist you.

Local Services