Free Breastfeeding Support Groups
I currently run one free drop in group where I offer free information and support:-
- Ely MILKS Breastfeeding Support Group in Ely
- Bury St Edmunds Breastfeeding Support Group in Great Barton
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THESE GROUPS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (updated 16/3/20)
ElyMilks runs weekly and Bury St Edmunds Breastfeeding Support Group runs fortnightly. These groups can get very busy and as a result the assessment and support I give will be brief and limited and is absolutely not a substitute for the more thorough assessment and support I can offer privately.
These groups should be seen as an addition to support from the NHS or from me privately and not as a replacement for it.
In terms of tongue-tie assessment I can provide enough information to help you decide if further assessment with a view to division is something you need to or wish to pursue. However, whether you then go via the NHS or private routes for this, a more thorough feeding and tongue-tie assessment should be carried out by the practitioner prior to the division. For this reason I do not offer discounts to families seen for assessment in these groups.
Please note that neither ElyMilks nor the Bury St Edmunds group receive any funding from the NHS or County Council. All staff are volunteers.
Ely Milks Breastfeeding Support Group at the Paradise Centre, Newnham Street, Ely CB7 4PQ every Thursday 1.30-2.30pm. See Ely MILKS Facebook page for more information. I run this group in conjunction with local breastfeeding counsellors and peer supporters and will not be there every week.
We ask for a donation of £1 from those families attending to go towards venue hire.
Forthcoming dates when I will be in attendance at Ely MILKS:
Bury St Edmunds Breastfeeding Group
Breastfeeding Support Group at the Freedom Church Café, Mill Road, Great Barton, IP31 2RU. Alternate Wednesdays 1.00-2.00pm. See Bury St Edmunds Breastfeeding Group Facebook Page for more information. I run this group in conjunction with local peer supporters and will not be there every week.
Dates when I will be at the Bury group: