Winchester Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme

Action for Children

Winchester City Council is working alongside Lanterns Children's Centre and Hampshire BESS to encourage mums to be able to breastfeed in Winchester High Street. Retailers in Winchester High Street will be asked to join the Winchester Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme and display the certified logo to indicate that this is a Breastfeeding friendly place.

The two main reasons that mums stop breastfeeding are; there isn't enough help once they have left hospital and mums feel that they can't breastfeed outside the privacy of their home. The Council is committed to making breastfeeding an easier choice for mums who wish to do so.

Help and Support for Breastfeeding:

Local Contacts:

NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors:

  1. Jennie Gavin     - 07502 213811
  2. Jane Moffett       - 07824 375871
  3. Jenny Gauntlett - 07748 787337

Maternity Service - for babies up to 28 days, by appointment: 01962 825946

Health Visiting team (Monday to Friday office hours): 01962 763985

BABIES breastfeeding support group facilitated by 2 NCT trained breastfeeding counsellors: Wednesdays, 9:30-12:00 at Lanterns Children's Centre, Bereweeke Road, SO22 6AJ

Hampshire BESS (Breastfeeding Extra Support Service): offering antenatal breastfeeding sessions (in a group or one to one)
For more information please contact: mail@hampshirebess.org.uk