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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 breastfeeding line: 0300 330 0771
    NCT pregnancy & birth line: 0300 330 0772
    NCT postnatal line: 0300 330 0773

Nurture Breastfeeding Support Groups

The York Health Visiting Service has developed breast feeding nurture support groups to help new mums who are struggling with breastfeeding.

Click here for details of Nurture groups in York.


Children's Centres

Acomb Health Centre
Contact Lynn: 01904 724 889

The Family Corner
Tel: 01904 552 323

The House, Hob Moor
Tel: 01904 555 066

The Avenues
Tel: 01904 551 250

Local support groups

Treasure Chest - drop in groups

Treasure Chest volunteers 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! You will find out know what to expect, covering everything from the first feed to breastfeeding in public and expressing. 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.

To Book a place e mail or visit the website for drop-in support group times, and other contact details

Babes in Arms - Post-natal support group for young women

Both 'YorBabe' and 'Babes in Arms' can put you in touch with peer supporters who can help you with breastfeeding or let you know when local breastfeeding workshops are taking place.

Contact Carole Hare on 01904 555251.


Children's Centres

Breast Start Selby Peer Supporters
Tel: 08450349561
Children's Centre

Selby Childrens Centre Breastfeeding caf¨¦
Thursday 10.00 - 11.30am Selby Methodist Church,
Portholme Road,
Tel 01909 535111


Children's Centres

Scarborough Children's Centre
Tel: 01609 798 700

Eastfield and Derwent Valley c/o Link Walk Centre
Tel: 01609 534 053

Central Ryedale
Tel: 0845 034 9586

Local support groups

Baby Oasis
Friarage Children's Centre c/o Talbot house
Contact Anita on: 01751 472 652
or telephone: 01609 798 840

Local breastfeeding support

Breastfriends Peer Supporters


Local breastfeeding support                     

Hunnysuckle Centre

Tel: 01262 676072

B/F Advisor: Maureen Hickson Tel: 07811 894997


Local breastfeeding support                     

Breast Start - Peer Supporters

Tel: 07581 349104


Local breastfeeding support                     

Anita Eldridge Smith, B/F Clinics

Norton CC Mon 10-12, Kirkbymoorside CC 1st & 3rd Mon 1-3pm

Jacqui Mortimer (Infant Feeding Co-ordinator)

01723 385272/01947 824298

B/F Clinics: Briercliffe CC, Drop in Wed 2.00-3.30pm

Infant Feeding Co-ordinator, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Morag White

01904 726724


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