Breastfeeding Support

ECCH's Health Visiting Team provides support and advice for breastfeeding families across the Waveney area.

ECCH was awarded UNICEF Baby Friendly Stage 3 (Full) accreditation in 2013 and re-accredited in May 2017. This is a global UNICEF programme to improve the care provided for all mothers and babies, promote breastfeeding and strengthen mother-baby and family relationships. Only a handful of organisations in the East of England have full accreditation. It is an endorsement of the high quality of advice and care our teams provide.

A network of free Breastfeeding Support Groups operates across the county where pregnant women, new mums and their partners can drop in for help and information - and to meet other parents.

Other Useful numbers:

The National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212

National Childbirth Trust: 0300 330 0771

La Leche League 0845 120 2918

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 0844 412 2949


We actively promote the use of Healthy Start Vitamins. Details of where these can be obtained are available in this leaflet.


Lowestoft and surrounding area

East Coast Community Healthcare
Hamilton House
Battery Green Road
NR32 1DE

For all general enquiries for Children's Services: