Our weekly Mums' groups

We run 3 free, weekly groups: Kendal Mums, Ulverston Mums and Windermere Mums.

Mums come to spend time with other mums who are breastfeeding and to feel part of a social group that will always support them.

Skilled breastfeeding support from a Breastfeeding Counsellor who is also a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is available at Kendal Mums and Windermere Mums. Ulverston Mums 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 Mums we have ‘Nurse and Natter’ sessions about once a month. These are informal group discussions around topics that are common concerns. Topics have included ‘Expectations and reality’ and ‘The ups and downs of motherhood and breastfeeding’. These sessions been funded by the Big Lottery Fund. In Windermere, we have monthly ‘Nurtured Mummy’, where a local massage therapist visits to give free mini-massages to mums. Mums spend their time looking after their little one, but mum need looking after too. These sessions are always very popular, so do try to arrive early if you’re hoping for a mini-massage! Details of all our events are on our Facebook events page.

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

All three groups are closed in the week of 24th-30th December 2019.
Ulverston Mums is also closed on 31st December 2018. Kendal and Windermere Mums are open on 3rd and 4th January 2019 respectively.

Mondays 9.30-11.30

The Emmanuel Centre
Mill Street
LA12 7EB

Please note, this is a new venue and day of the week for this group. We used to meet on Tuesdays in the library.

There is no session on Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April 2019.

Thursdays 9.30-11.30

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

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.

There is no session on Good Friday, 19th April 2019.

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.