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Breastfeeding Network (BfN)

The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) is commissioned to provide Breastfeeding support services to families.  

They provide intensive one to one support with feeding over phone and text for babies up to 8 weeks old and then ongoing face to face breastfeeding support at local drop ins for as long as mothers choose to breastfeed their babies.  

Breastfed children of any age are welcome at BfN drop ins, some of whom may be older than 12 months, also older siblings of breastfed babies if the mother needs to visit for support.

The services are commissioned by the local authority and provided by a charity so do not charge mothers for services.

Please see attached flyer for information on times and locations of breastfeeting drop-in sessions.

1:1 referral number: 07501 466818 Text or call and leave a message.

Who to contact

0300 100 0212 ~ National Breastfeeding Helpline

Where to go


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.