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Find your local breastfeeding support

There is lots of support available to help you breastfeed your baby. Our interactive map shows all the support sessions and breastfeeding friendly locations available across Medway.

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Monday, Place to BF, Support session

Chatham Children and Family Hub

This session is run by Medway Community Healthcare peer supporters on Mondays.

Time
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Antenatal
We offer bookable slots for an antenatal Hello Baby session. Come along for an informal chat with our NCT trained peer supporters to find out more about responsive feeding, feeding support and what to expect in those first few weeks after your baby arrives.

Peer Support
We offer bookable slots for breastfeeding support once your baby is here. Speak with one of our NCT trained peer supporters for support, encouragement and more information about breastfeeding.

At the session
NCT qualified peer supporters

Please call, text or email to book.

These sessions are only available to families who live in Medway.

Path Copy 11 Chatham Children and Family Hub, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, ME4 5AZ
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Blueberry Lounge

Blueberry Lounge offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Military Lounge, Chatham, ME4 4JG
Places to eat & BF

Boyce's Bakery

Boyce's Bakery offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Rainham Shopping Centre, Rainham, ME8
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Boyce's Bakery

Boyce's Bakery in Rainham offers a safe and welcoming place to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Unit 6, Rainham Shopping Centre, Rainham, ME8 7HW
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Boyce's Bakery

Boyce's in Gillingham welcomes you to breastfeed you baby in their bakery

Path Copy 11 62 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1AY
BF groups, Support session, Tuesday

Breastfeeding group - LLL Chatham

Breastfeeding support group run by La Leche League (LLL) for coffee and support.
This session runs on a Tuesday a couple a times a month. For up-to-date information on sessions dates and times visit www.facebook.com/LLLWestKent

Path Copy 11 Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TX
BF groups, Friday, Support session

Breastfeeding group - LLL Rochester

Breastfeeding support group run by La Leche League (LLL) for coffee and support.
This session runs on a Friday a couple a times a month. For up-to-date information on sessions dates and times visit www.facebook.com/LLLWestKent

Path Copy 11 Cornerstone City Church Jasper Centre Jasper Avenue, Rochester ME1 2LD
BF groups, Multiple days, Support session

Breastfeeding group - Virtual/Online

Online Breastfeeding support group run by La Leche League (LLL).
This session runs online/virtually on a variety of days a few times a month. For up-to-date information on joining sessions online and the dates and times visit www.facebook.com/LLLWestKent or www.lllkent.org.uk

Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Cafe Nucleus

Cafe Nucleus offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Places to eat & BF

Cafe Time

Cafe Time offers a welcoming place for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 1 James Street, Gillingham, ME7 1DG
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Centre Cafe

The Centre Cafe offers a welcoming environment to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Rainham Shopping Centre, Rainham, Me8 7HW
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Centre Cafe

Centre Cafe in Rainham offers a safe and welcoming place to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 35 Rainham Shopping Centre, Rainham, ME8 7HW
Places to eat & BF

Chef's Delight 1 Cafe and Restaurant

Chef's Delight offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 81 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1BL
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Chocafellas

Chocafellas offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 206 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4AS
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Coffee Republic

Coffee Republic offer a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 185 - 187 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4BA
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Support session, Thursday

Deanwood Wellbeing Centre (Rainham)

This session is run by Medway Community Healthcare peer supporters on Thursdays.

Time
9:45am -11:30am

Type of session

Antenatal
We offer bookable slots for an antenatal Hello Baby session. Come along for an informal chat with our NCT trained peer supporters to find out more about responsive feeding, feeding support and what to expect in those first few weeks after your baby arrives.

Peer Support
We offer bookable slots for breastfeeding support once your baby is here. Speak with one of our NCT trained peer supporters for support, encouragement and more information about breastfeeding.

At the session

NCT qualified peer supporters

Please call, text or email to book.

These sessions are only available to families who live in Medway.

Path Copy 11 Deanwood Children and Family Wellbeing Centre, Long Catlis Road, Rainham, ME8 9TX
Friday, Place to BF, Support session

Delce Children and Family Wellbeing Centre

This session is run by Medway Community Healthcare peer supporters on Fridays.

Time
9:30am -11:30am

Antenatal
We offer bookable slots for an antenatal Hello Baby session. Come along for an informal chat with our NCT trained peer supporters to find out more about responsive feeding, feeding support and what to expect in those first few weeks after your baby arrives.

Peer Support
We offer bookable slots for breastfeeding support once your baby is here. Speak with one of our NCT trained peer supporters for support, encouragement and more information about breastfeeding.

At the session.
NCT qualified peer supporters

Please call, text or email to book.

These sessions are only available to families who live in Medway.

Path Copy 11 Delce Children and Family Wellbeing Centre, Green Close, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2QD
Place to BF

Gillingham Library

Breastfeed your baby in a warm and comforting environment at Gillingham Library

Path Copy 11 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1BG
Places to eat & BF

Gregg's

Gregg's offers seats and a welcome environment to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Hempstead Valley Drive, Gillingham, ME7 3PD
Places to eat & BF

Ikoyi Suya Africa Restaurant

Ikoyi Suya offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 103 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1BL
Places to eat & BF

Jasper's Community Cafe

Feed your baby in a comfortable and welcoming place at Jasper's Cafe. Jasper's holds monthly socials for Beside You. Visit the events page to see upcoming dates.

Path Copy 11 Located in the Medway Adult Education Centre, Eastgate, Rochester, ME1 1EW
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Latino's Coffee

Latino's Coffee offer a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Kiosk 2, The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4HP
Place to BF

Linehan Hairdressers

Linehan Hairdressers provide a comfortable welcoming space for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 162 High Street, Rainham, ME8 7JB
Place to BF

Lordswood Children and Family Hub

Breastfeed your baby in a warm environment at Lordswood Children's Centre

Path Copy 11 Lordswood School, Lordswood Lane, Chatham, Kent, ME5 8NN
Place to BF

Lordswood Library and hub

Breastfeed your baby in a warm and comforting environment at Lordswood Library

Place to BF

Medway Adult Education Centre

The Medway Adult Education Centre offers a comfortable environment for you to feed your baby.

Places to eat & BF

Medway Cafe

The Medway Cafe offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 181 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1AQ
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Muffin Break

Muffin Break offers a relaxing environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Unit 20, The Pentagon Centre, Chatham, ME4 4HY
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Oasis Cafe

The Oasis Cafe in Gillingham offers you a welcoming place to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Britton Farm Mall, High Street, Gillingham,
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

Olive Tree Cafe

Olive Tree Cafe provides a welcome place for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 131A High Street, Chatham, ME4 4DH
Place to BF

Rainham Library

Rainham Library offers a welcoming space for you to breastfeed your baby

Place to BF

Smokefree Advice Centre

Smokefree Advice Centre offers a welcoming environment to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 2A Railway Street, Chatham, ME4 4TR
Monday, Place to BF, Support session

Strood Children and Family Hub

This session is run by Medway Community Healthcare peer supporters.

Time
9:30am -11.30am

Antenatal
We offer bookable slots for an antenatal Hello Baby session. Come along for an informal chat with our NCT trained peer supporters to find out more about responsive feeding, feeding support and what to expect in those first few weeks after your baby arrives.

Peer Support
We offer bookable slots for breastfeeding support once your baby is here. Speak with one of our NCT trained peer supporters for support, encouragement and more information about breastfeeding.

At the session.
NCT qualified peer supporters

Please call, text or email to book.

These sessions are only available to families who live in Medway.

Path Copy 11 Strood Children and Family Hub, Clifton Close, Strood, ME2 2HG
Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

The Command House

The Command House offer a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby, with views of the River Medway

Path Copy 11 Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TX
Places to eat & BF

The Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Place to BF, Places to eat & BF

TickTocks

TickTocks offers a safe and welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 16 Rainham Shopping Centre, Rainham, ME8 7HW
Place to BF, Support session

Twydall Primary School Nursery & Childrens Centre

This session is run by Medway Community Healthcare peer supporters.

Time
9:30am -11.30am

Antenatal
We offer bookable slots for an antenatal Hello Baby session. Come along for an informal chat with our NCT trained peer supporters to find out more about responsive feeding, feeding support and what to expect in those first few weeks after your baby arrives.

Peer Support
We offer bookable slots for breastfeeding support once your baby is here. Speak with one of our NCT trained peer supporters for support, encouragement and more information about breastfeeding.

At the session.
NCT qualified peer supporters

Please call, text or email to book.

These sessions are only available to families who live in Medway.

Path Copy 11 Twydall Primary School Nursery & Childrens Centre, Twydall Lane, Gillingham, ME8 6JH

Visitor Centre and Art Gallery

You are welcome to breastfeed your baby in the visitor centre.

Please note there is no seating in the premises.

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Chatham Children and Family Hub

This session is run by Medway Community Healthcare peer supporters on Mondays.

Time
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Antenatal
We offer bookable slots for an antenatal Hello Baby session. Come along for an informal chat with our NCT trained peer supporters to find out more about responsive feeding, feeding support and what to expect in those first few weeks after your baby arrives.

Peer Support
We offer bookable slots for breastfeeding support once your baby is here. Speak with one of our NCT trained peer supporters for support, encouragement and more information about breastfeeding.

At the session
NCT qualified peer supporters

Please call, text or email to book.

These sessions are only available to families who live in Medway.

Path Copy 11 Chatham Children and Family Hub, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, ME4 5AZ
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Blueberry Lounge

Blueberry Lounge offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Military Lounge, Chatham, ME4 4JG
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Boyce's Bakery

Boyce's Bakery offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Rainham Shopping Centre, Rainham, ME8
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Boyce's Bakery

Boyce's Bakery in Rainham offers a safe and welcoming place to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Unit 6, Rainham Shopping Centre, Rainham, ME8 7HW
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Boyce's Bakery

Boyce's in Gillingham welcomes you to breastfeed you baby in their bakery

Path Copy 11 62 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1AY
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Breastfeeding group - LLL Chatham

Breastfeeding support group run by La Leche League (LLL) for coffee and support.
This session runs on a Tuesday a couple a times a month. For up-to-date information on sessions dates and times visit www.facebook.com/LLLWestKent

Path Copy 11 Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TX
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Breastfeeding group - LLL Rochester

Breastfeeding support group run by La Leche League (LLL) for coffee and support.
This session runs on a Friday a couple a times a month. For up-to-date information on sessions dates and times visit www.facebook.com/LLLWestKent

Path Copy 11 Cornerstone City Church Jasper Centre Jasper Avenue, Rochester ME1 2LD
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Breastfeeding group - Virtual/Online

Online Breastfeeding support group run by La Leche League (LLL).
This session runs online/virtually on a variety of days a few times a month. For up-to-date information on joining sessions online and the dates and times visit www.facebook.com/LLLWestKent or www.lllkent.org.uk

Path Copy 11 Virtual / Online
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Cafe Nucleus

Cafe Nucleus offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

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Cafe Time

Cafe Time offers a welcoming place for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 1 James Street, Gillingham, ME7 1DG
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Centre Cafe

The Centre Cafe offers a welcoming environment to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Rainham Shopping Centre, Rainham, Me8 7HW
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Centre Cafe

Centre Cafe in Rainham offers a safe and welcoming place to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 35 Rainham Shopping Centre, Rainham, ME8 7HW
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Chef's Delight 1 Cafe and Restaurant

Chef's Delight offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 81 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1BL
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Chocafellas

Chocafellas offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 206 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4AS
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Coffee Republic

Coffee Republic offer a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 185 - 187 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4BA
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Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 133 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1BS
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Deanwood Wellbeing Centre (Rainham)

This session is run by Medway Community Healthcare peer supporters on Thursdays.

Time
9:45am -11:30am

Type of session

Antenatal
We offer bookable slots for an antenatal Hello Baby session. Come along for an informal chat with our NCT trained peer supporters to find out more about responsive feeding, feeding support and what to expect in those first few weeks after your baby arrives.

Peer Support
We offer bookable slots for breastfeeding support once your baby is here. Speak with one of our NCT trained peer supporters for support, encouragement and more information about breastfeeding.

At the session

NCT qualified peer supporters

Please call, text or email to book.

These sessions are only available to families who live in Medway.

Path Copy 11 Deanwood Children and Family Wellbeing Centre, Long Catlis Road, Rainham, ME8 9TX
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Delce Children and Family Wellbeing Centre

This session is run by Medway Community Healthcare peer supporters on Fridays.

Time
9:30am -11:30am

Antenatal
We offer bookable slots for an antenatal Hello Baby session. Come along for an informal chat with our NCT trained peer supporters to find out more about responsive feeding, feeding support and what to expect in those first few weeks after your baby arrives.

Peer Support
We offer bookable slots for breastfeeding support once your baby is here. Speak with one of our NCT trained peer supporters for support, encouragement and more information about breastfeeding.

At the session.
NCT qualified peer supporters

Please call, text or email to book.

These sessions are only available to families who live in Medway.

Path Copy 11 Delce Children and Family Wellbeing Centre, Green Close, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2QD
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Gillingham Library

Breastfeed your baby in a warm and comforting environment at Gillingham Library

Path Copy 11 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1BG
Icon for group
Gregg's

Gregg's offers seats and a welcome environment to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Hempstead Valley Drive, Gillingham, ME7 3PD
Icon for group
Ikoyi Suya Africa Restaurant

Ikoyi Suya offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 103 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1BL
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Jasper's Community Cafe

Feed your baby in a comfortable and welcoming place at Jasper's Cafe. Jasper's holds monthly socials for Beside You. Visit the events page to see upcoming dates.

Path Copy 11 Located in the Medway Adult Education Centre, Eastgate, Rochester, ME1 1EW
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Latino's Coffee

Latino's Coffee offer a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Kiosk 2, The Pentagon, Chatham, ME4 4HP
Icon for group
Linehan Hairdressers

Linehan Hairdressers provide a comfortable welcoming space for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 162 High Street, Rainham, ME8 7JB
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Lordswood Children and Family Hub

Breastfeed your baby in a warm environment at Lordswood Children's Centre

Path Copy 11 Lordswood School, Lordswood Lane, Chatham, Kent, ME5 8NN
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Lordswood Library and hub

Breastfeed your baby in a warm and comforting environment at Lordswood Library

Path Copy 11 Kestrel Road, Lordswood, Chatham, ME5 8TH
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Medway Adult Education Centre

The Medway Adult Education Centre offers a comfortable environment for you to feed your baby.

Path Copy 11 Eastgate, Rochester, ME1 1EW
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Medway Cafe

The Medway Cafe offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 181 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1AQ
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Muffin Break

Muffin Break offers a relaxing environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Unit 20, The Pentagon Centre, Chatham, ME4 4HY
Icon for group
Oasis Cafe

The Oasis Cafe in Gillingham offers you a welcoming place to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Britton Farm Mall, High Street, Gillingham,
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Olive Tree Cafe

Olive Tree Cafe provides a welcome place for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 131A High Street, Chatham, ME4 4DH
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Rainham Library

Rainham Library offers a welcoming space for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 Birling Avenue, Rainham, ME8 7LR
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Smokefree Advice Centre

Smokefree Advice Centre offers a welcoming environment to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 2A Railway Street, Chatham, ME4 4TR
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Strood Children and Family Hub

This session is run by Medway Community Healthcare peer supporters.

Time
9:30am -11.30am

Antenatal
We offer bookable slots for an antenatal Hello Baby session. Come along for an informal chat with our NCT trained peer supporters to find out more about responsive feeding, feeding support and what to expect in those first few weeks after your baby arrives.

Peer Support
We offer bookable slots for breastfeeding support once your baby is here. Speak with one of our NCT trained peer supporters for support, encouragement and more information about breastfeeding.

At the session.
NCT qualified peer supporters

Please call, text or email to book.

These sessions are only available to families who live in Medway.

Path Copy 11 Strood Children and Family Hub, Clifton Close, Strood, ME2 2HG
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The Command House

The Command House offer a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby, with views of the River Medway

Path Copy 11 Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TX
Icon for group
The Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl offers a welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 4 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1BB
Icon for group
TickTocks

TickTocks offers a safe and welcoming environment for you to breastfeed your baby

Path Copy 11 16 Rainham Shopping Centre, Rainham, ME8 7HW
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Twydall Primary School Nursery & Childrens Centre

This session is run by Medway Community Healthcare peer supporters.

Time
9:30am -11.30am

Antenatal
We offer bookable slots for an antenatal Hello Baby session. Come along for an informal chat with our NCT trained peer supporters to find out more about responsive feeding, feeding support and what to expect in those first few weeks after your baby arrives.

Peer Support
We offer bookable slots for breastfeeding support once your baby is here. Speak with one of our NCT trained peer supporters for support, encouragement and more information about breastfeeding.

At the session.
NCT qualified peer supporters

Please call, text or email to book.

These sessions are only available to families who live in Medway.

Path Copy 11 Twydall Primary School Nursery & Childrens Centre, Twydall Lane, Gillingham, ME8 6JH
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Visitor Centre and Art Gallery

You are welcome to breastfeed your baby in the visitor centre.

Please note there is no seating in the premises.

Path Copy 11 95 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LX.

Map key

Our map shows the different days of the week a breastfeeding session is on. Also, useful locations and groups for breastfeeding.

  • Map key for Monday Monday
  • Map key for Tuesday Tuesday
  • Map key for Wednesday Wednesday
  • Map key for Thursday Thursday
  • Map key for Friday Friday
  • Map key for Multiple days Multiple days
  • Map key for Place to BF Place to BF
  • Map key for Places to eat & BF Places to eat & BF
  • Map key for BF groups BF groups
Breastfeeding peer support
We are Beside You

Before you attend a session

You can find details of all breastfeeding groups in our map. Check out the Beside You breastfeeding groups across Medway. These sessions are run by breastfeeding peer supporters who are there to answer any questions about breastfeeding you may have.

Need support now?

You can also ring these national helplines for support out of hours:

NCT

Open every day from 8am to midnight, including bank holidays

Breastfeeding Network

Open every day of the year from 9.30am to 9.30pm

Bump, Birth and Beyond

Their new website is packed with friendly and helpful advice for parents-to-be in Kent and Medway on pregnancy, birth and the first days of parenting.

More types of support available

Support in Medway including Hello Baby appointments

Read more about Support in Medway including Hello Baby appointments

Medway families can attend antenatal infant feeding information sessions.

Visit our Hello Baby session page to find out more.

Support in Kent including virtual groups

Read more about Support in Kent including virtual groups

Kent families can access breastfeeding groups to meet other women and get support. These sessions are open to parents of babies of all ages who live in Kent.

Visit Beside You Kent for breastfeeding support in Kent.