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Breastfeeding information and support
National Breastfeeding Helpline
Calls are answered locally by
trained mothers. 9.30am - 9.30pm
Tel: 0300 100 0212
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
NCT Helpline number 0300 330 0700
Nurture Breastfeeding Support Groups
The York Health Visiting Service provides drop-in breast feeding nurture support groups to help mums who are struggling with breastfeeding.
The service is available on the following days, times and locations:
- Tuesday 10am - 11.30am Avenues Children’s Centre YO31 0UT
- Friday 10am - 11.30am Acomb Explore Library, Front Street YO24 3BZ
Click here for details of Nurture groups in York.
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
If you would like breastfeeding support or information, you are welcome to come to one of our friendly and informal support groups. You will have the opportunity to chat to one of our breastfeeding peer supporters and or counsellors. It is also a chance to meet other mums.
The groups are free and children of all ages are welcome as well as partners, family members and or friends. Please feel free to drop in any time. 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.
The workshops give you the opportunity to explore the reasons why breastfeeding is the perfect way to feed your baby or babies! Covering everything from the first feed to breastfeeding in public and expressing, you will be made aware of what to expect. The group will also signpost where to find help and support in the local area just in case you need it.
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
Monday 1pm - 2.30pm
Sherburn in Elmet
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
Peer Support – Breast Friends Peer Support see Facebook page
Briercliffe Children’s Centre
Breastfeeding Café Monday
Tel: 01609 798 700
Norton Children’s Centre – Monday 10am -12pm
Pickering @Atmosphere – Monday 12pm - 2pm
Breast Friends Malton Peer Support – Facebook Page
Children’s Centre – Friday 1pm - 3pm
Bridlington Butts Close – Wednesday 12pm - 1pm
Bridlington Hilderthorpe – Monday 12pm - 1pm
Infant Feeding Co-ordination, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
York - 01904 721917
Scarborough - 07766 498290