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Breastfeeding information and support
National Breastfeeding Helpline
Calls are answered locally by trained mothers. A Polish language option is available and the helpline is open every day of year between 9.30am - 9.30pm.
For more information visit www.nationalbreastfeedinghelpline.org.uk
Tel: 0300 100 0212
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
NCT Helpline number 0300 330 0700
The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM)
www.abm.me.uk Helpline: 0300 330 5453 Open 09:30-22:30
- La Leche League
www.laleche.org.uk 0345 120 2918 Open 08:00 – 23:00 every day of week
The Breastfeeding Network
Nurture Breastfeeding Group
The group offers antenatal and postnatal women the opportunity to meet in an informal, social setting. A Health Visitor and/or Treasure Chest Peer Supporter will be available to help with any breastfeeding questions.
The service is available on the following days, times and locations:
- Tuesdays 10am - 12.00pm Avenues Children’s Centre YO31 0UT (10am - 11am for babies under 8 weeks or any age with breastfeeding difficulties and 11am - 12pm social group, everyone welcome)
- Thursdays 1pm - 2.30pm Hob Moor Children's Centre YO24 4PS
Click here for details of Nurture breastfeeding groups in York or call 01904 555475.
York Children's Centres
For further information on where your nearest Children’s Centre is you can visit the York Children's Centre's official website.
Family Information Services can be contacted via telephone on 01904 554444.
Treasure Chest - drop in groups
The groups are free and children of all ages are welcome as well as partners, family members and or friends. Drop in groups are available daily throughout York, please visit the Treasure Chest website for further information on support groups in York.
Treasure Chest volunteers also run free monthly antenatal breastfeeding workshops where pregnant women and their partners can attend to gain a better insight of how to get off to a good start in breastfeeding your new baby.
Finally, there is the opportunity to talk to a breastfeeding mum about her experiences and ask any questions you may have. Partners are welcome too so you both have the opportunity to ask questions and prepare before your baby arrives.
Selby Children’s Centre Breastfeeding Group
Thursday 10am - 11.30am
Selby North Children’s Centre
Sherburn Children’s Centre Breastfeeding Group
Monday 1pm - 2.30pm
Sherburn in Elmet
Tel 01609 532343 for both groups
Yorbabe is a 7 week programme for mums and dads-to-be under the age of 25, providing support through pregnancy, birth and parenthood.Contact Julie on 07870 800678 for dates and further information
Eastfield Medical Centre, YO11 3LJ – Tuesdays at 2:30 pm
Briercliffe Children’s Centre (By referral and appointment only) – Mondays 10-12
TLC Peer support group - TLC run fortnightly social meet-ups with trained Peer Supporters and Breastfeeding Counselors from the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, along with regular drop-in sessions. Details of when and where the meet-ups occur, and of how to get in contact with one of our peer supporters, can be found via the group's Facebook page.
Norton Children’s Centre, YO17 9BG - Mondays 09:00 – 12:00
Tel 01609 534 129
Breast Friends Malton Peer Support – Facebook Page
Children’s Centre – Thursday 10-12
Tel 01609 534 129
Children’s Centre, Butts Close – Wednesday 1-2 pm
Tel 0126 240 9596
Beverley Children’s Centre, HU17 9LP – Thursday 1:30 -3 pm
Tel 01482 880 066
Beverley Baby Bistro, Beverley Library – Mondays 09:30-11am (term time)
Tel 07580 741 839
The Bike Cave, YO25 6SS – Tuesdays 11-12
Tel 01377 240 782
Knaresborough Children’s Centre – Monday 10-11am
Tel 01609 533 176
Knaresborough United Reform Church Hall, Gracious Street, HG5 8DT– Tuesdays 10-11:30
Tel: 07810 542 527
Thirsk Children’s Centre – Tuesdays 09:30 -11am
Tel 01609 534 129
Children’s Centre, DL6 1RB – Tuesdays 1-2:30pm
Tel 01609 534 634
Infant Feeding Co-ordination, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
York - 01904 721917
Scarborough - 07766 498290