Breastfeeding Support


It's never too early to start thinking about how you're going to feed your baby.

But you do not have to make up your mind until your baby is born. You can read more about breastfeeding here .
Whether you are pregnant or have a new baby you can sign up to one of our free Breastfeeding workshops to learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding.
Family members are also very welcome to join the workshop for information and support.

Workshops are delivered on Zoom and are fun and informal and can be booked via Isle of Wight Family Centres Events | Eventbrite. 
If you want to know more please check out Our Breastfeeding workshop video.

Here's what families have told us after attending:
“As a first time mum to be, I appreciated the support of being able to speak to a human being and not just having to rely on Google!”
“I’m so excited to start my breastfeeding journey”.
“Very informal, a lot more knowledge on breastfeeding”.
“Excellent information for new parents to be”.

For NHS help, advice and support:

  • If your baby is under 10 days – Contact Midwifery Service Community office on 01983 534329 -24hrs
  • If your baby is 10 days to 28 days – Contact either Midwifery Service or Health Visitors.  0300 1235224
  • If your baby is over 28 days - Contact The Health Visitor Duty Desk, who will then triage the call-in hours. 0300 1235224
  • If there are any clinical/medical concerns about Mum or Baby – contact your midwife/GP/NHS 111 or in emergency 999 .
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Breastfeeding Stay and Play Groups

Welcome to our Breastfeeding Stay and Play groups at our Family Centres around the Isle of Wight: Relax, Chat and Feed.

Our friendly peer support workers and volunteers welcome all breastfeeding and combi-feeding parents and carers in a safe space, where you can relax, socialise and share experiences with like-minded people, get support on all aspects of breastfeeding if you need it, and learn about further services The Family Hubs can offer.

We also offer a zoom session for breastfeeding stay and play support parents who are unable to leave the house, these are Free and offered via zoom. To book a slot please visit our Eventbrite page and select your date and time: Book online Breastfeeding Support on zoom

We also have a breastfeeding peer supporter available in our Play sessions at Sandown during Baby Play & Family Play every Tuesday.

Keep an eye on our Blog post and social media pages for the latest updates - Facebook, Instagram .


Other useful sources of information


National Breastfeeding Helpline

The Breastfeeding Network (Breastfeeding support and information)

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

La Leche League (Mother-to-mother support with breastfeeding)

National Childbirth Trust (NCT) (Information and support on all aspects of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, including breastfeeding)

Bliss (Special-care baby charity that provides vital support and care to premature and sick babies across the UK)

The Twins Trust (Information about feeding twins and triplets)

Drugs in Breast Milk Helpline


Newport Family Hub
PO30 2AX

01983 529208

Ryde Family Hub
George Street
PO33 2JF

01983 617617

Sandown Family Hub
The Fairway
PO36 9EQ

01983 408718


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