Drop-in Groups FAQs
Q. Who can come along to the breastfeeding support groups?
Everyone is welcome
Q. I am using formula. Can I come?
Of course. We can help you achieve your feeding goal and you can find out more about safe formula preparation and responsive bottle feeding.
Q. Can I bring my toddler, partner, mother, sister?
Yes, it is always nice to see people who support you and form the family unit. Toddlers may prefer one of the breastfeeding groups which run in a Children’s Centre as there are plenty of toys available for them there.
Q. Do I need to have a problem to come to a group?
No. You can come along to meet new mothers in your area or to practise breastfeeding in public.
Q. Do I need an appointment?
No. Our groups are run as ‘Drop In Sessions’. So come along whenever it suits you. There are groups running every day of the week, Monday to Friday, so there is help always available.
Q. Who runs the groups?
Our groups are run by trained Volunteer Breastfeeding Peer Supporters. The Volunteers are supervised by a Specialist Nurse who is a Breastfeeding Counsellor and who sometimes attend the groups.
Q. Who are the Volunteers?
The Volunteer Peer Supporters are women who have undertaken a three month training programme and who have breastfed their own children. They are mothers with specialist knowledge and they may share their experiences with you. They may have their own children with them.
Q . Are the breastfeeding support groups free?
Q. Where can I find details of parking, bus routes etc?
All the information you may require is on our website.