Breastfeeding Drop-ins

We run weekly, drop-in 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.

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 piloting ‘Nurse and Natter’ sessions. These are informal group discussions around topics that are common concerns. Topics have included ‘Introducing solid food’ and ‘Breastfeeding and sleep – yours and your baby’s’. These pilot sessions have proved really popular, and we are delighted to announce that we have been given Lottery Funding that will allow us to run them every month from September 2017-August 2018.

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


A Lactation Consultant will be available for 1:1 discussions on 17th April and 5th June 2018.
No need to book, just drop in.

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.

Sessions continue as normal over Easter 2018.

Fridays 9.30-11.30

The Phoenix Centre
Phoenix Way
LA23 1BZ

Free parking at The Phoenix Centre.

There will be no session on Good Friday, 30th March 2018. There are sessions as normal on 6th and 13th April.

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.