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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.

When?

Where?

Contact

Thursdays

1.00 pm-2.00 pm

Ardwick Sure Start Centre

Medlock Primary School

Wadeson Road

Ardwick

Manchester M13 9UJ

 

Tel: (0161) 219 6634

 

Wednesdays

9.30 am-11.00 am

 

Crossacre Resource Centre

1 Peel Hall Road

Wythenshawe

Manchester  M22 5DG

 

Tel: (0161) 437 0717

 

Tuesdays

11.00 am-12.30 pm

 

Chorlton Library/Children's Centre

Barlow Moor Road

Chorlton

Manchester  M21 9PN

 

Tel: (0161) 245 7007

 

Wednesdays

1.00 pm-2.00 pm

 

Harpurhey Children's Centre

North City Family and Fitness Centre

Upper Conran Street

Harpurhey

Manchester  M9 4DA

 

Tel: (0161) 277 1930

 

 

Wednesdays

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

Levenshulme

Manchester  M19 2UH

 

Tel: (0161) 276 8910

Monday-Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Answerphone also available.

Thursdays

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.

 

Monday

1.00 pm-3.00 pm

 

Woodhouse Park Children's Centre

Ringway Primary School

Dinmoor Road

Wythenshawe

Manchester  M22 1NW

 

Tel: (0161) 499 0525

 

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.)