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
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 –
Breastfeeding group at the Children’s Library in Beverley.
9.30 – 11.00am every Monday in term time.
Everyone welcome, open to all breastfeeding Mums, babies, and toddlers of every stage.
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Champney Rd, Beverley HU17 8HE
Breastfeeding Cafes where you can meet other breastfeeding mums, share your stories over a drink and a biscuit and gain support throughout your breastfeeding journey. Trained staff available to offer information and support.
All sessions require booking in advance, please call your local children’s centre for more information.
East Riding Children’s Centres also offer breastfeeding or infant support as a service, please just call your local centre to arrange support over the phone or a home visit.
A fantastic group offering support and confidence to new mums in Hull, which is part of the Goodwin Trust. They offer video support and messenger support through their Facebook page, or via the helpline 07980 731013 (staffed 8am-10pm daily). They also go into hospital to offer support on a regular basis.
Their regular weekly groups for mums to drop into for help and support are:
Contact for advice – 01482 487811, or email email@example.com
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/
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.
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 –
A lovely free group to meet fellow feeding mums, swap parenting stories or access information and support.
Tuesday 1.00-2.00 at Hessle Community Centre.
Please email Lindsay on firstname.lastname@example.org. for more information.
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.
If you are breastfeeding during pregnancy, you may be wondering what happens after your new baby is born. Nursing a new baby while an older one is still nursing is generally referred to as tandem nursing. There is plenty of information about this on the La Leche League website, read the full article here.