Community FamilyLife


Free week day appointments are being offered in place of the regular NCT face to face drop-ins in Andover. The appointments are with a professional NCT breastfeeding counsellor. The support is for local Hampshire women – those booked to have a baby at Andover, Basingstoke or Winchester hospitals.

If you would like to arrange an appointment with a breastfeeding counsellor. They are asking that you send them your name, mobile number and postcode on messenger via their Facebook page here
You can also call the NCT infant feeding helpline any day of the year between 8am and midnight on 0300 330 0700.

What are parents saying about the service?
From a mum: “The support we have received since the arrival of our son has been invaluable – especially in a period of ‘lockdown’ where at times we didn’t know where to look for answers. A Zoom video session with (a breastfeeding counsellor), followed by text and call support has led to a happier baby and much more confident and relaxed parents! We can’t recommend Hampshire Breastfeeding Counsellors enough. Thank you!“

From a Dad “the breastfeeding counsellor was extremely helpful and set our minds at ease. We were able to carry out her suggestions, ideas and tips as she watched on and expertly guided us. Highly recommended!”

From a mum: “she was able to identify immediately the issues I was having with the latch… we were able to use our ipad to get really close so the breastfeeding counsellor could see everything in detail, I don’t feel we missed out anything by not having a consult in person”