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Breastfeeding support in the North West

If you have any questions about breastfeeding when you go home, you can contact a midwife on the following helpline number:

Saint Mary's Breastfeeding Helpline

Tel:     (0161) 276 8910       Monday-Friday, 9.00 am-5.00 pm

Answerphone also available.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

The Saint Mary's midwives also provide input into the following support groups:

Please note: Groups are subject to change and we advise that you contact the appropriate centre to ensure the sessions are still available.





1.00 pm-2.00 pm

Ardwick Sure Start Centre

Medlock Primary School

Wadeson Road


Manchester M13 9UJ


Tel: (0161) 219 6634



11.00 am-12.30 pm


Chorlton Library/Children's Centre

Barlow Moor Road


Manchester  M21 9PN


Tel: (0161) 245 7007



1.00 pm-2.00 pm


Harpurhey Children's Centre

North City Family and Fitness Centre

Upper Conran Street


Manchester  M9 4DA


Tel: (0161) 277 1930




1.00 pm-3.00 pm

For pregnant women and new mums who have chosen to breastfeed. Meet other mums and get help and advice from a midwife.

Levenshulme Children's Centre

Broom Avenue


Manchester  M19 2UH


Tel: (0161) 276 8910

Monday-Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Answerphone also available.


9.30 am-11.30 am

A drop in group for pregnant women and new mums who have chosen to breastfeed. A midwife is present every week for advice and support.

Breast Start (formerly Baby Café)

Moss Side Sure Start Centre

30 Selworthy Road

Manchester  M16 7UH


(0161) 276 8910

Monday-Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Answerphone also available.


First Monday of the Month

1.00 pm-3.00 pm


Woodhouse Park Children's Centre

Ringway Primary School

Dinmoor Road


Manchester  M22 1NW


Tel: (0161) 499 0525


Tuesdays 10 till 11

Clayton Children's centre

101 North Road

Clayton M11 4NE

Tel: 0161 219 6177
Third Tuesday of the month 9:30 till 11:30

Baguley Children's Centre

Ackworth Drive

Wythenshawe M23 4379

Tel: 0161 9984379
Mondays 10 till 12

Library Building - Wyhtenshawe Forum


Wythenshawe M22 5RX

Tel: 0161 291 5461
Mondays 1 till 3

Old Moat Childrens centre

Old Moat Lane

Withington M20 1DE

Tel: 0161 291 5461

Other available support

The following organisations offer support and information to breast-feeding women. The person taking your call will have personal experience of breastfeeding and have undertaken extra training. The services they offer are free and calls are taken in their own homes. You do not need to be a member of the organisation to use their services. Please feel free to contact any of the numbers below:

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Breastfeeding Helpline

The NCT offers support and information in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood and aims to enable every parent to make informed choices.

Tel: 0300 330 0771, 8.00 am-10.00 pm, 7 days a week.

National Breastfeeding Helpline

Tel: 0300 100 0212, 9.30 am-9.30 pm, 7 days a week.

The Breastfeeding Network (BfN)

BfN provides information and education to parents and health professionals, as well as providing free, confidential telephone support at a local level. The following telephone number will automatically contact your nearest counsellor:

Tel:      0300 100 0210, 9.30 am-9.30 pm, 7 days a week.

La Leche League (LLL)

LLL is a charitable organisation which aims to provide information, encouragement and support primarily through personal help to every woman who wishes to breastfeed her baby.

0845 120 2918 (National 24 hour telephone counselling service.)

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM)

ABM is a charity established in 1979 to provide information and support on all aspects of breastfeeding to mothers and healthcare professionals.

0300 330 5453 (National 24 hour telephone counselling service.)