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Breastfeeding support groups


Many new mums find their local breastfeeding support group invaluable. Not only can you compare hints and tips with other breastfeeding mums, ask a health visitor for help and advice but you can relax in a truly breastfeeding-friendly environment. For those of you wanting to access breastfeeding support online or over the phone, including information about medications you can use whilst breastfeeding, there is a list of useful websites and phone numbers at the end of this page.

Local Support Groups - updated January 2017

There are a lot of changes being made to local Breastfeeding groups so please ring before you leave to check that a particular group is on

Monday

Breastfeeding Support Group - Star Buddy
Venue: Balmoral Children's Centre, Balmoral Rd, Morecambe, LA3 1HH
Time: Mondays 1.00pm-2.30pm
Tel: 01524 413524
Cost: FREE
Please feel free to drop in if you are pregnant and just starting to think about breastfeeding or are already a breastfeeding mum. Stop by for a drink and a chat.

Tuesday


Wednesday

Bosom Buddies
Venue: Poulton Children's Centre, The Old Fire Station, Clark St, Morecambe, LA4 5HR
Tel: 01524 833644
Cost: FREE
Time: Wednesdays 11am-1pm
Popular breastfeeding support group. Get to know other breastfeeding mums and consult a midwife if you are having any problems.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Venue: Carnforth Children's Centre - the Hub, Kellet Rd, Carnforth LA5 9LS
Time: Wednesdays 1.30pm-3pm
Tel: 01524 738913
Cost: FREE
Meet other breastfeeding mums and get help and support from a trained midwife.

 

Thursday

Breastfeeding Network Star Babies Drop in group
Venue: Lune Park Children's Centre, Ryelands Park, Owen Road, Lancaster, LA1 2LN 10.30 till 12.
Time: Thursday 10:30-12 This group runs all year round.
We provide toast and fruit and a friendly drop in for breastfeeding information and to meet other mums.
Contact Emma Spriggs at Lune Park Children's Centre on 01524 382818



 Breastfeeding in public places - click here to see what the law says 


 

Useful Web Sites and Phone Numbers

Advice on medications when breastfeeding helpline: 0844 4124665


Breastfeeding - NHS
www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk
Useful website with sound advice on how to breastfeed. Also includes downloadable leaflets.

The Breastfeeding Network
www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk
Breastfeeding Network Supporterline - 0300 100 0210
The system will automatically connect you to your local Breastfeeding Supporter by recognizing the area you are calling from anywhere in the UK.
The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
www.abm.me.uk
A charity run by mothers for mothers. They offer a helpline number answered by trained volunteers who have all breastfed their own babies. Tel: 0870 401 7711
9.30am-10.30pm every day or you can email them.

Bras 4 Mums
www.bras4mums.co.uk
bras4mums is a specialist maternity and nursing bra stockist. They also have a wide range of accessories such as swimsuits, support belts, breastfeeding tops and pillows.
bras4mums offer home maternity and nursing bra fittings and hospital nursing bra fittings for those in the North West of England (including Lancashire and South Cumbria), and online or telephone maternity and nursing bra fitting advice and bra sizing and measuring advice for those elsewhere.

Be a Star campaign
www.beastar.org.uk
The Be a Star campaign is dedicated to increasing the number of young mums in Lancashire who choose to breastfeed. We hope to do this by showcasing the beauty, confidence and pride that comes with breastfeeding, as well as providing breastfeeding information and support and highlighting the unique health benefits that it brings to both baby and mum.

Maternity Action
http://www.maternityaction.org.uk/