South Cumbria Breastfeeding Support’s aim is for every mum and baby to have the breastfeeding experience that they want to have. We know that having good support throughout her breastfeeding journey makes a big difference to a mum. From social support and encouragement, to skilled support with breastfeeding challenges, we’re here to help mums reach their own breastfeeding goal, whatever that might be.

Update during Covid-19 (updated 21st April 2020)

All our in-person groups are currently suspended, in line with Government guidelines.

However, SCBS is still here, and we are still providing plenty of support to local families: we’re just doing it in new ways. We feel that this working really well.

We are currently providing 1:1 support online, including video calls. If you need 1:1 support, please contact us.

We also have weekly live group ‘get-togethers’ every Thursday morning at 10am, via Zoom. At these virtual groups, as well as having time for mums to chat about whatever they like, we have been having facilitated discussions on topics requested by local mums. Topics so far have included ‘Sleep’, ‘Crying Baby: is something wrong and what can I do?’ and ‘Combination Feeding.’

Up-to-date details are available on our public Facebook page

Mums in and around South Cumbria are also invited to join our new, private Facebook group.

You will need to be a member of the private group in order to come to our live virtual groups.

We may all be at home, but we are all very much in this together.


We look forward to restoring our ‘usual’ services eventually:

We run free groups in Kendal, Ulverston and Windermere and engage with local NHS and Council services to develop best practice in breastfeeding support. Our annual Breast Friend Award celebrates best practice in local NHS breastfeeding support.

As a small charity we rely on grants and donations to fund our work. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our ‘Make a donation‘ page for more information.