Our weekly groups

We run weekly groups in Kendal, Ulverston and Windermere.
Mums come to spend time with other mums who are breastfeeding and to feel part of a social group that will always support them. They are baby groups with a difference.

Skilled breastfeeding support from a Breastfeeding Counsellor who is also a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is available at Kendal and Windermere groups. Ulverston drop-in is run by experienced Peer Supporters. Breastfeeding is meant to be enjoyable, and we help mums to make sure that it is.

The groups are free and there is no need to book. Mums are welcome to bring a partner, friend, or family member with them – we know that it’s sometimes a challenge to get out of the house when you have a newborn – and older siblings are welcome too.

At the Kendal drop-in we have been monthly ‘Nurse and Natter’ sessions. These are informal group discussions around topics that are common concerns. Topics have included ‘Expectations and reality’ and ‘Breastfeeding and sleep – yours and your baby’s’. These sessions been funded by the Big Lottery Fund. In Windermere, we have been piloting ‘Nurtured Mummy’, where a local massage therapist visits to give free mini-massages to mums. Because mums need looking after too! Details of these are on our Facebook events page.

Grupa w Kendal oferuje wsparcie dla mam karmiących piersią w języku polskim.

Tuesdays 9.30-11.30

Ulverston Library (Children's section)
King's Road
LA12 0BT

Group is open every week over the summer.

An IBCLC Lactation Consultant will be available for 1:1 discussions on 28th August 2018.
No need to book, just drop in.

Thursdays 9.30-11.30

Ghyllside Neighbourhood Centre
Attached to Ghyllside School,
Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4JB

GROUP IS CLOSED DURING AUGUST 2018. We are open on 26th July, and reopen on 6th September.

Free, unrestricted parking on Well Ings. The Neighbourhood Centre is not the most obvious place to find. There's a little footpath that connects Greengate Lane and Gillinggate. Walk along this path, and half way along you'll find a gate into a school playground. Go through the gate and enter the building via the first door on the left. This is the Neighbourhood Centre.

Fridays 9.30-11.30

The Phoenix Centre
Phoenix Way
LA23 1BZ

Free parking at The Phoenix Centre.

Group is open every week over the summer.
There will be no Lactation Consultant on 3rd, 10th and 17th August 2018.
The group will be opened on those dates by mummy-volunteers.

If the support we offer a mum is beyond the routine, we liaise with her Health Care Provider, with the mother’s consent, to provide joined-up support for her.

You can read about mums’ experiences here.