Support through Awareness

    

 

The Support Groups in UK database is continually being developed and refined. The database, which is accessed via the interactive map, is listed by region. It provides a comprehensive list of breastfeeding support groups and resources throughout the UK.

Please note that some groups will only be active during School Term time and most do not meet on Public Holidays. It is advisable to verify the details, using the contacts provided, prior to attending your first meeting. Breastfeeding Community will not be held liable for any errors or omissions that may occur.

We would like to include details of all community groups, hospital based groups, peer supporters, etc. The details of the four major Breastfeeding Support organisations are on a separate page. 

The database will enable new mums, health professionals and peer supporters to quickly and easily access relevant local information and support via the interactive map of the UK.

Research by the mother and infant research unit, at Leeds University, and published to coincide with breastfeeding awareness week has found that peer support is the most effective way to increase the numbers of women starting to breastfeed. Peer-support programmes were particularly effective for women from low-income groups, who are 25% less likely to breastfeed than other groups.

 This project has only just started and to be effective, it needs to be kept up to date on a regular basis. We would like your help in making this a reality. If you know of any groups or meetings or sources of information, please send the details using the Contact Us page and we will add these to the listings. Please notify us of any changes, so that we can amend the details listed. We look forward to receiving the details of the groups near you. 

 

  

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