Support Services

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support Dorset

A certified lactation consultant in Dorset.

For more details contact Anita Burden IBCLC Dip HE Breastfeeding Counselling on 07900 951742.

Breastfeeding Support Groups in BCP

A list from F.A.B. Dorset Breastfeeding Support Group for groups in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Surrounding Areas which are free to attend and are drop in sessions!

Monday – Southbourne

All Saints Church, Castlemain Avenue, Bh6 5EH.

Monday – Ringwood 

Boston Tea Party, The Furlough, Ringwood BH24 1AT

Tuesday – Wimborne

Leigh Park Children’s Centre, Gordon Road, Wimborne BH21 2AP
9.30am – 11.00 am

Tuesday – Verwood


Wednesday – Branksome

Branksome Community Centre, REC, BH12 2EA.

Friday – Queens Park

Queens Park Children Center, East Way, BH8 9PU.

If you would like to talk to somebody regarding the Breastfeeding Support Groups you can text Deborah on 07772151260 who is the Families and Babies Dorset Team contact.

Lucinda Holman IBCLC

A certified lactation consultant in Dorset. Meeting you wherever you are in your breastfeeding journey.

For further details contact Lucinda on 079 3277 1987.

Lucy Ruddle IBCLC

A certified breastfeeding consultant, helping families in Dorset prepare for breastfeeding, and supporting them throughout their feeding journey. Newborn visits, advice on starting solids, telephone consultations and more.

For more details contact Lucy on 07531491739.

NCT Dorset

The NCT offers a selection of support services for parents and expectant parents, from antenatal courses, birth preparation support, breastfeeding support, breast pump hire, nearly new sales and more.

Below you’ll find a list of  Voluntary NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors in South Dorset:

Marion Alborough – Wimborne: 01202 842403

Anita Burden – Poole: 07900951742

Joanna James – Bournemouth: 07931 975767

NCT helpline 03003 300700

For breastpump hires contact Zoe Keeping – Bournemouth on 07793 284109.

Newborn Feeding Clinic

Parkwood Campus, Parkwood Rd, Bournemouth BH5 2DF.

Appointments take place on Monday afternoon, they last up to 2 hours and are free of charge.

Our chiropractors work in partnership with midwives from Bournemouth University and use their knowledge and experience to provide more effective ways to help mothers establish successful positioning and comfort.

Contact clinic reception to book a place 01202436222.

The Breastfeeding Network Dorset

A list from the Breastfeeding Network Dorset whoare the commissioned service for support in the BCP area. We are WHO code compliant, as well as unbiased information and support for all infant feeding choices.

All groups are free to attend and are drop in sessions!

BCP Area:

Tuesday Coming soon to Somerford
Thursday 9.45am – 11.15am Poole Old Town Family Hub BH15 1QB
Thursday 9.30am – 11am Boscombe Family Hub BH1 4PE
Friday 10am – 12pm Kinson and West Howe Family Hub BH11 8AU

Dorset Area:

Monday 9.45am – 11am Bridport Children’s Centre DT65 LA
Tuesday 10.15am – 11.30pm Sherborne Children’s Centre DT9 3DY (please check our social media for group info before attending)
Friday 9.45am – 11.15pm Swanage Children’s Centre BH19 2PW

Head to the Breastfeeding Network Dorset website for more information.