NCT is the UK’s largest charity for parents. Each year the charity supports hundreds of thousands of parents through a life-changing experience, offering expert information and trusted practical and emotional support through the website, the nationwide network of 300 local branches, free helplines, antenatal and postnatal classes, breastfeeding counselling and peer support schemes. For more information call NCT on 0300 330 0770 or visit www.nct.org.uk
About Baby Café Local
Baby Café Local has been facilitated by the merger of The Baby Café Charitable Trust and NCT, to help even more mums who want to breastfeed.
Baby Café Local is a new project which has been developed in response to:
(i) the changes and challenges within the current economy, health care climate and civil society
(ii) demand from a variety of practitioners who would like to deliver this style of community breastfeeding support
The first two Baby Café Locals – in Colburn, North Yorkshire, and Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, have now opened their doors as part of an NCT/Children’s Centre contract, with NCT Practitioners delivering four Baby Café Local services.
NCT provides parents with the following breastfeeding services:
0300 330 0771, 8am–10pm, seven days a week.
Callers to the NCT Breastfeeding Line can to talk to a qualified breastfeeding counsellor for information and support on breastfeeding, combining breast and bottle feeds, starting your baby on solids or stopping breastfeeding when the time comes..
NCT has over 300 skilled and supportive breastfeeding counsellors working across the UK who provide mothers with breastfeeding support and broader information to support feeding decisions and resolve problems, so that mothers can feel confident.
Antenatal courses on feeding
NCT courses for those that want to learn about breastfeeding in the context of life with a new baby. These friendly, practical sessions are lead by qualified breastfeeding counsellors.
Breastfeeding peer support
Our trained peer supporters offer practical and emotional support at a local level. They work through drop-in groups, telephone support, visiting postnatal wards and talking to Parentcraft classes.