Our weekly Mums' groups

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

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Coronavirus update 17.3.20
I regret to have to tell you that all our groups are suspended until further notice.

However, we are still here for you, and will do everything we can to keep on offering support throughout this challenging time. We’ll just be doing it in different ways.

If you need help or support with breastfeeding, please contact us. We will support you via Facebook, phone, or Skype.

The social aspect of our groups has always been really important. That’s harder to replicate, but we’ll give it a go, and all pull together. We have set up a new Facebook group (called SCBS In It Together) so that we can have online mum-to-mum chat, and keep everyone’s spirits up. Feel free to use this group for all the things that you would have chatted about at one of our in-person groups.

If there is any other way that we can support you, just let us know.

You are not alone!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/233370164464923
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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, plus a visit from the Lactation Consultant once every month. 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 Kendal Mums we have regular ‘Nurse and Natter’ sessions. 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 informal but confidential group discussions sometimes provide the first place that a new mum can discover that she is not the only mum who sometimes finds things challenging. At Windermere Mums, we have regular ‘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 mums 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.

Mondays 9.30-11.30

The Emmanuel Centre
Mill Street
Ulverston
LA12 7EB

This group is run by experienced Peer Supporters. A Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is available once a month, generally the first Monday of each month.

Thursdays 9.30-11.30 Closed until further notice, see below

Coronavirus update 16.3.20
Due to the closure of Ghyllside Neighbourhood Centre, Kendal Mums is closed until further notice.
At the moment, we are planning to keep Windermere Mums and Ulverston Mums open.
If you need breastfeeding support and are unable to come to one of the remaining groups, please contact us and we will try to support you in another way e.g. by Skype or phone.
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Ghyllside Neighbourhood Centre
Attached to Ghyllside School,
Gillinggate,
Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4JB

Parking and how to find the Neighbourhood Centre:
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 (upstairs, but there is a lift)
Phoenix Way
Windermere
LA23 1BZ

Free parking at The Phoenix Centre.

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.