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Breastfeeding support groups in South Lakes

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 breastfeeding support groups - updated Oct 2018

South Cumbria Breastfeeding Support
Our aim is for all mums to have the breastfeeding experience that they want to have. We run 3, free, weekly drop-in groups for any mum-to-be, or mums who are breastfeeding or expressing to any degree. These groups provide a place for breastfeeding mums to get together and support each other. Tea and friendly faces guaranteed. A dual-qualified Lactation Consultant and Breastfeeding Counsellor is available at every session for anyone who needs support with a breastfeeding-related challenge.

Monday 9:30am -11.30 am   Ulverston Mums, The Emmanuel Centre, Mill Street, Ulverston.  LA12 7AB

Thursday 9.30-11.30 Kendal Mums, Ghyllside Neighbourhood Centre, LA9 4JB (attached to Ghyllside Primary School, Kendal)

Friday 9.30-11.30 Windermere Mums, The Phoenix Centre, Phoenix Way, Windermere, LA23 1BZ

Full details, including maps, are on our website www.cumbriabreastfeeding.org.uk
Or follow us on facebook - South Cumbria Breastfeeding Support

Other groups in Cumbria providing breastfeeding support:

Barrow Breastfeeding support group
Greengate Children's Centre, Greeengate Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 1BG
Wednesday 10-11:30
Phone Number: 01229 821855

Dalton Breastfeeding support group
Dalton Children's Centre, Dalton in Furness, LA15 8AQ
Thursday 11:15-12:15
Phone Number: 01229 8877220

Millom Breastfeeding support group
Millom Children's Centre, Lapstone Road, Millom, LA15 8AQ
Thursday 1-2.30
Phone Number: 01229 777592

Useful Web Sites and Phone Numbers

Advice on medications when breastfeeding helpline: 0844 4124665

Diane Clark: Specialist Health Visitor Breastfeeding lead for South Cumbrial: 07826 531022

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

National Childbirth Trust
Enquiry Line 0870 444 8707
Breastfeeding line 0870 444 8708

The Breastfeeding Network
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
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
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.