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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
    Tel: 0300 100 0212

  • The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
    NCT Helpline number 0300 330 0700

  • The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM)  Helpline: 0300 330 5453                Open  09:30-22:30

  • La Leche League 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.

    To Book a place email or visit the for drop-in support group times and other contact details.


    Children's Centres

    Selby Children’s Centre Breastfeeding Group
    Thursday 10am - 11.30am
    Selby North Children’s Centre
    Flaxley Road
    YO8 4DL

    Sherburn Children’s Centre Breastfeeding Group
    Monday 1pm - 2.30pm
    Finkle Hill
    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

    Feeding Coordinators

    York - 01904 721917

    Scarborough - 07766 498290




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    Visiting cancelled

    Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

    There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

    We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.

    Outpatient appointments

    We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

    To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

    These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

    If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

    Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

    If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

    But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at

    If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.