There are some excellent support groups and networks for mums in our area who are breastfeeding. Many local places are also breastfeeding friendly and welcome mums in who want to feed their babies. Below are the ones we’re aware of, if you know of any others or are a group and want to be listed please contact us here
Breastfeeding peer supporters are available for parents wanting support and advice at:
The Infant Feeding Team at CHCP in Hull have published a list of all places in Hull that are breastfeeding friendly. If you need to feed you can use any of these places –
This is the latest ‘pink sheet’ (April 2019) with details of all breastfeeding support groups in Hull and East Riding:
10.00 – 3.00 every Wednesday. World of Wonder, Hull Community Church, corner of Newland Avenue and Cottingham Road.
Breastfeeding support group with Peer supporters
12.00 – 2.00 every Tuesday. Lydia’s Cakeaway, Newland Avenue, Hull.
Drop in breastfeeding support group.
Children’s Library, Beverley. 9.30 – 11.00am every Monday in term time. A warm, welcoming group led by Anne Hemsley IBCLC to support you in your breastfeeding journey.
PLUS: Thursday evening Bistro antenatal free of charge Breast feeding relaxed info sessions, 6pm -7pm. This informal session is for anyone 28 weeks pregnant or more.
For more info email email@example.com.
1.30 – 3.00 every Thursday. Beverley Children’s Centre, Coltman Avenue, Beverley, HU17 9LP. 01482 880066
Free. No booking needed. Weekly drop in for breastfeeding support
1.30 – 2.30. Sidmouth School Foundation Unit (formerly Lambert Children’s Centre), between Newland Avenue and Beverley Road.
New courses of infant massage run by the Breastfeeding Peer Support Service. Courses are 5 week blocks, £1/session voluntary contribution. More more info and to book contact the Goodwin Trust – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01482 497811
10.30 – 11.30 every Thursday. 554 Beverley Road, Hull, HU6 7LG. 01482 341618
Breastfeeding support group with Peer supporters
During the Christmas season it can be harder to breastfeed. La Leche League have some great advice on their website on how to handle the festivities and breastfeeding. It covers travelling, possible decreased milk production, any foods to avoid, alcohol advice and protecting against holiday illnesses. Read the full article on their website here.
10.30 – 11.30 every Tuesday. Brough Children’s Centre, Springfield Avenue, Brough, HU15 1AE. 01482 669474
Breastfeeding support group run by the Children’s Centre and Health Visitors alongside the Babies Playing session at the children’s centre.
10.00 – 12.00 Mondays at Chance Gifts, Savile Street, Hull, HU1 3EF.
All are welcome for support, information, sharing stories and giggles all about breastfeeding.
Friendly free drop in with tea & coffees, baby and toddler changing facilities and a small play area.
Support is provided by Goodwin Breastfeeding Peer Support Service at CHANCE on Savile Street. For more info email email@example.com.
9.30 – 11.30 every Tuesday. Cottingham Children’s Centre, Bacon Garth Primary School
Breastfeeding support group for all breastfeeding mums and mums-to-be. Free, drop-in.
11.30 – 12.30 every Tuesday. Beckside, off Brook Street, Driffield, YO25 6QN. 01377 240782
Breastfeeding support group. Free, drop-in.
11.30 – 12.30 every Thursday. Rosedale Community Unit, Hedon.
Breastfeeding support group. Free, drop-in. For more info call Hedon Children’s Centre on 01482 899962.
HEY (Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust) are supporting mums to breastfeed through –
Find out more at https://www.hey.nhs.uk/maternity/infant-feeding/
10-12 noon every Thursday. Acorns Cafe, Acorns Children’s Centre, Nestor Grove, Bilton Grange, Hull, HU9 4DB. 01482 708953
Need free advice or a place to share good news about breastfeeding your baby, or for pregnant mums who want to consider feeding options, why not visit our Peer Support team who have a wealth of experience and are here to support local mums in a relaxed environment.
9:30 – 11.00. Last Friday of every month, toddler and tandem feeding group.
East Park, Holderness Road, Hull
Friendly mother to mother breastfeeding support. Run by breastfeeding mothers to help guide and support all breastfeeding mums and mums to be.
Link to the facebook group is here.
A fantastic group offering support and confidence to new mums in Hull. Part of the Goodwin Trust (look out for their peer supporters in pink T shirts at groups and classes)
Contact for advice – 01482 487811, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Breastfeeding helpline – 07980 731013 (8am – 10pm)
10.00 – 11.00 every Friday. Kingswood Pub, Kingswood Retail Park, HU7 3DD.
Breastfeeding support group. For more info call the Lemon Tree Children’s Centre on 01482 828901
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 1000 212. The National Breastfeeding Helpline has been in operation since 2008. It is run in partnership between the Breastfeeding Network (BfN) and the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM). The helpline is open 365 days a year from 9.30am-9.30pm on 0300 100 0212.
All calls are answered by volunteers. The volunteers are all mums who have breastfed at least one baby. They receive a high level of initial training, plus ongoing support, supervision and regular training updates and supervision from BfN and ABM. The volunteers provide non-judgemental, evidence based, independent, mother centred, confidential breastfeeding support and information to anyone who needs it. Support is offered in English, and there are Welsh and Polish language options on the same number.
Other national support numbers to call –
The Goodwin Trust are always looking for local mums to become Breastfeeding Peer Supporters or Doula’s (offering support to local pregnant women in the final stages of pregnancy and labour).
Intakes are twice a year in April and October. If you are interested please get in touch with The Goodwin Trust by emailing email@example.com.
Suckle Store is run by local mum Karen. She sells Confidence Clasps for breastfeeding mums to give them a boost to feel positive about nursing in public places without flashing too much flesh. She also sells nursing bra conversion kits as well as nursing clips.