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, so we are hoping to secure funding so that we can run them every month.

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

Please see below for opening dates during the summer holidays.

Tuesdays 9.30-11.30

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

Summer 2017: open every Tuesday as normal

Thursdays 9.30-11.30

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

Free, unrestricted parking on Well Ings

Summer 2017: open every Thursday except for 27th July, 24th August and 31st August

Fridays 9.30-11.30

The Phoenix Centre
Phoenix Way
LA23 1BZ

Free parking at The Phoenix Centre

Summer 2017: open every Friday except 11th August

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.