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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 

      www.breastfeedingnetwork.org  


    York

    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 workshop@treasurechest.org.uk or visit the www.treasurechest.org.uk for drop-in support group times and other contact details.


    Selby

    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

    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 


    Scarborough

    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.


    Malton

    Norton Children’s Centre, YO17 9BG -  Mondays 09:00 – 12:00

    Tel  01609 534 129

    Breast Friends Malton Peer Support – Facebook Page


    Whitby

    Children’s Centre – Thursday 10-12

    Tel 01609 534 129


    Bridlington

    Children’s Centre, Butts Close – Wednesday 1-2 pm

    Tel 0126 240 9596


    Beverley

    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


    Driffield

    The Bike Cave, YO25 6SS – Tuesdays 11-12

    Tel 01377 240 782


    Knaresborough

    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

    Thirsk Children’s Centre – Tuesdays 09:30 -11am

    Tel 01609 534 129


    Northallerton

    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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    Coronavirus - useful information

    The latest health information about Coronavirus can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.  Information about our local services can be found on this website here.

    From Monday 15 June 2020, visitors and outpatients coming into our hospitals will be asked to wear a face covering at all times, to help us reduce the spread of Covid-19.  A face covering can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.  It should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.  For more information click here.

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