Support Services

Breastfeeding Support

Families and Babies provide peer support services offering evidence-based information and support to help improve health and well being within families.

Families and Babies breastfeeding peer support:

Currently breastfeeding your baby?
Pregnant and thinking of breastfeeding?
Have questions about breastfeeding?
Like to meet other mums an babies?

Then come along to our friendly groups which welcome all mums who are breastfeeding and any mums to be who want to find out a little bit more! Make friends, share experiences, receive support and information from our friendly trained breastfeeding peer supporters.

Breastfeeding support and information is offered at local breastfeeding support groups provided by local mums who are trained to help breastfeeding families.

Please visit our website to see a full list of breastfeeding support groups and breastfeeding friendly places.



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!



Somerford Children’s Centre, Draper Road, Christchurch BH23 3AS
10.00am – 11.30am



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

Old Town
Old Town Children’s Centre, Green Road, Poole, BH15 1QB
09.45am -11.15am
Kinson and West Howe
Kinson and West Howe Children’s Cente, Moore Avenue, Bournemouth, BH11 8AU
10.15am -11.15am
If you would like to talk to somebody regarding the Breastfeeding Support Groups you can contact 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 Breastfeeding support and Breastpump Hire

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

Marion Alborough Wimborne: 01202 842403

Anita Burden

Julie Dyball Studland: 01929 450044

Joanna James Bournemouth: 07931 975767

NCT helpline 03003 300700

For breastpump hires contact  Zoe Keeping (Bournemouth) on 07793 284109.

NCT South Dorset

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

For more information visit your local NCT branch coordinator at



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.