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quick, i need the nct breastfeeding helpline number

(7 Posts)
Heathcliffscathy Thu 05-May-05 20:55:32

a friend of mine's daughter has had a baby, is in hosp and is struggling with bfding...they're telling her she needs to feed it formula as it's glucose levels might get too low...is the number 24 hour???

snafu Thu 05-May-05 20:58:56

Try 0870 444 8708

Got it from the NCT site - don't know if it's 24 hours tho...

Heathcliffscathy Thu 05-May-05 20:59:48

thanks snafu. i've passed this on. x

Twiglett Thu 05-May-05 21:00:12

has she asked to see a bf counsellor at the hospital??

Magscat Thu 05-May-05 21:03:39

Could also try La Leche League - this is 24 hour no. 0845 120 2918

I've been in email correspondence on a non urgent issue and they've been great. Am going to a meeting in Ilkley tomorrow. THey meet 1st Friday of every month but don't know if that's the same everywhere.

Good luck

snafu Thu 05-May-05 21:06:10

Yes, sorry, didn't read post properly - she should be able to see a bf counsellor at the hosp as well. {angry] when this happens in hsopital - wtf is with not supporting mothers who wwant to bf?

NotQuiteCockney Thu 05-May-05 21:10:05

Depending on where she is in the country, the Breastfeeding Network may be better. They're 9:30 am to 9:30 pm, on 0870 900 8787.

She should be aware that she can check herself out of the hospital. If she feels ready to go, she should get herself away from the unhelpful people. The BFN number puts you through to your nearest supporter, automatically.

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