Breastfeeding your baby gives him or her the best possible start in life and has many benefits for both you and your baby. As well as help and guidance from your midwife and health visitor, Locala has a network of local mums who volunteer at our Baby Cafes and Baby Bistro.
Baby Bistros are run by our trained volunteer mums who want to use their experience to help others. Baby Cafes are Breastfeeding Centres of Excellence run by a Breastfeeding Counsellor, Specialist Midwife and Breastfeeding Champion. They offer guidance and advice to mums having problems breastfeeding.
If you are pregnant and want support or information about feeding your baby, or if you would like to meet up with other breastfeeding mothers in a relaxed, friendly environment drop into your local support group.
Useful links & information
For more information on the benefits of breastfeeding and practical tips on how to breastfeed call the National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 100 0212.
Breastfeeding Guide - the guide is on NHS Choices and provides information on the benefits of breast feeding, useful tips, and details of where you can get help and support.
The Baby Friendly Initiative - This is a programme started by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF. They provide guides, research and other useful information on breastfeeding.
NCT - This is a charity to support parents. They offer information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
Kirklees Breastfeeding Bistro - Join their Facebook group.
The Breastfeeding Network - They aim to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and those involved in their care.