"I was a sleep deprived tired mum & I found they offered me support breastfeeding & emotionally. Some weeks I just went for a chat no specific issues. They were so friendly and welcoming."
"Lovely atmosphere, enjoy the cakes as well!!! It’s so helpful and without that support I wouldn’t be able to carry on bf."
"Easy location to get too, friendly and great advice. Didn't feel alone in my breastfeeding issues."
"Great service from knowledgeable staff who are friendly & approachable and made it easy to ask question."
"It is a very valuable facility for mums."
"Excellent support and made you feel very welcome. Good to talk to other mums with the same issues."
"I like the special events - we did photos and pottery."
"I felt that the service helped me carry on breastfeeding for longer than I thought I would."
"Without you I wouldn’t have succeeded with breastfeeding- it's not as easy as it seems...Thank you!"
We are proud to be a breastfeeding friendly children's centre. If you are out and about in Ashford Town and want to feed your baby them come into the centre! We will provide a quiet, comfortable place to sit and feed your baby as well as offering facilities to warm feeds if necessary.
In addition to this we also run a Breastfeeding Café , every Thursday 12.30-2pm which is a group set up to support Breastfeeding Mums. Come along and have a drink and a chat and share your experiences with other parents. If you want to speak to a health visitor or breastfeeding counsellor they will be on hand to help.
Details of our Breastfeeding Counsellors are listed below:
(Some breastfeeding counsellors may charge for a home visit but telephone support is provided free of charge.)
Please call and leave a message or send a text.
Mary Soane 07933 292052 Trisha Whisker 07804 747 462
Hazel Meyer 07970 745485
NCT helpline: 0300 330 0700 (8am-12am 7 days a week)
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For more information please contact us: 01784 424759, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or ask a member of staff.
I just wanted to thank you and everyone at the breastfeeding cafe for all your help and advice. I am, and have been for a while now, breast feeding exclusively! I was determined to do this but was worried it wasn't going to happen as it felt awkward, I didn't think I produced enough milk and my nipples constantly felt numb! but with all your knowledge and encouragement it finally clicked into place and here I am today finding it no trouble at all!!!!!!
So thank you thank you to you all, if it wasn't for the cafe I'm sure things wouldn't have turned out so well!
"If they hadn't of spotted that her tongue tie had reattached and contacted my Health Visitor for me then I might have given up breastfeeding totally. However now she ONLY has breast milk and can latch perfectly."
"The help was excellent. It’s so nice to have professional help there when needed instead of having to wait several days for a consultation. Thank you so much for all your help."
"She can breastfeed :)"
"The advice gained I hadn't been told elsewhere. Made me consider things differently and understand more. I'm still exclusively breastfeeding at 9 months."
"Lovely friendly place. It was really helpful, was some great advice from the health visitors and counsellors."