I don’t claim to be an expert in feeding at all, the aim of this page is to signpost you to support services and groups in the area. I remember our NCT teacher saying that in the first few weeks just make yourself comfortable, don’t bother with those cover that hide your modesty, they’ll just stress you out and make you super sweaty! If you have visitors, go upstairs somewhere private and always have some water nearby, as its extremely dehydrating!
Once feeding’s established it becomes a lot less stressfull, but it does take time.
Maidenhead is supported by The Breastfeeding Network. Their aim is to offer information to new mums to allow them to make informed decisions about how they would like to feed their baby. If a mother chooses to breastfeed they have support services in place to help her do so.
Maidenhead has breastfeeding support in place at Children’s Centres. There are 3 sessions a week in place that you can visit and get help or ask questions. I visited when Jacob was tiny and they were able to reassure me that what I was doing was correct and gave me the confidence to continue breastfeeding. You don’t have to book and the advice is discreet.
Finding a session
- Riverside Children’s Center – Mondays – 1.30 – 3.00
- Woodlands Park Community Centre – Wednesdays – 1.30 – 3.00
- Pinkney’s Green Community Centre – Fridays – 10.00 – 11.30
The NHS website is also a handy source of information, and they also have a chat service through Facebook.
The National Breastfeeding Helpline is 0300 100 0212 and you can ask any questions or get advice from trained volunteers, there’s also a live chat service you can access.
Breasfeeding in public
This can be a little nerve wracking, I fed in so many places in Maidenhead and didn’t experience any negativity. We have some family friendly cafes and spots across the borough and be reassured, it’s illegal to ask anyone to stop breastfeeding in a public space.
Best of luck x