Support & Services

Breastfeeding Support

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

Acorns Children Centre Breast Feeding Peer Support Drop In

Breastfeeding peer supporters are available for parents wanting support and advice at:

  • Mondays Child Health Clinic: Acorns Childrens Centre, 1.30-3.30pm.
  • Thursdays Midwifery Clinic: Acorns Childrens Centre, 9am-12noon.
  • Thursdays Breastfeeding Coffee Morning: Acorns Childrens Centre, cafe area, 10am-12noon. A friendly environment to chat about breastfeeding, free refreshments available.

All Breastfeeding Friendly Venues in Hull

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 –

All Breastfeeding Support Groups

This is the latest ‘pink sheet’ (April 2019) with details of all breastfeeding support groups in Hull and East Riding:

pink sheet hull east riding breastfeeding groups


Avenues – Breastfeeding Support Group WOW

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

Avenues – Breastfeeding Support Group at Lydia’s Cakeaway

12.00 – 2.00 every Tuesday. Lydia’s Cakeaway, Newland Avenue, Hull.

Drop in breastfeeding support group.

Beverley – Baby Bistro, Breastfeeding 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

Beverley – Feeding Friends at Beverley Children’s Centre

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

Beverley Road – Breastfeeding Peer Support Service Infant Massage

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 – or 01482 497811

Beverley Road – The Dancing Goat Coffee House Breastfeeding group

10.30 – 11.30 every Thursday. 554 Beverley Road, Hull, HU6 7LG. 01482 341618

Breastfeeding support group with Peer supporters

Breastfeeding and Christmas Festivities

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.

Brough – Breast Friends

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.

City Centre – Breastfeeding Support Group at Chance

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

Cottingham – Breastfeeding Cafe at Cottingham Children’s Centre

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.

Driffield – Breastfeeding Cafe at Driffield Children’s Centre

11.30 – 12.30 every Tuesday. Beckside, off Brook Street, Driffield, YO25 6QN. 01377 240782

Breastfeeding support group. Free, drop-in.

Hedon – Breastfeeding Cafe

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) Breastfeeding Support

HEY (Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust) are supporting mums to breastfeed through –

  • Antenatal Breastfeeding awareness sessions
  • Trained staff to help you get breastfeeding off to a good start
  • Ongoing reassurance through breastfeeding clinics and peer support

Find out more at

Holderness Road – Breastfeeding Coffee Morning

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.

Holderness Road – East Park Cafe Toddler & Tandem Breastfeeding Group

9:30 – 11.00. Last Friday of every month, toddler and tandem feeding group.

East Park, Holderness Road, Hull

Human Milk Buddies (Hull and East Yorkshire) – facebook group

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.


iBreastfeed Hull, the Goodwin Trust

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

Breastfeeding helpline – 07980 731013 (8am – 10pm)

Kingswood – Bosom Buddies

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 Helplines

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 –

  • National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300 330 0771 (8am – midnight)
  • Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300 330 5453 (9.30am – 9.30pm)
  • La Leche League: 08451 202 918 (24 hr)

Opportunities to become a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter or Doula

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

Suckle Store

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.

For more information or to buy a product call Karen on 07538 952218, email or check out her facebook page here

Withernsea – Breastfeeding Cafe

9.30 – 10.30 every Tuesday at Withernsea Children’s Centre, 56 Hull Road, Withernsea, HU19 2EQ. 01964 612618

Free, breastfeeding support group. Also includes free cup of tea and cake!