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Breastfeeding your baby gives him or her the best possible start in life and has many benefits for both you and your baby. This section provides information to help you get breastfeeding off to a good start, to enable you to continue breastfeeding for as long as you wish and support you throughout your feeding journey with information and local sources of support. Use the options on the left hand menu for more detailed advice.

Local Support

Baby Cafe

The Baby Cafe offers specialist support to breastfeeding mums experiencing persistent and complex breastfeeding problems. Support is provided by experienced and trained health professionals including lactation consultants, midwives, health visitors and community nursery nurses. The Baby Cafe also provides support with all aspects of breastfeeding and its impact on daily life and the opportunity to chat to other mums and breastfeeding peer supporters. The peer supporters will be available at these locations:

Huddersfield Baby Cafe, The Zone, St Andrew's Road Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 6PT
Mondays 1200 - 1400 (except Bank Holidays).

Halifax Baby Café, Halifax Central Library & Archive, Square Rd, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 1QG
Thursdays 1200 - 1400 (except Bank Holidays)

Birstall and Birkenshaw Children's Centre
Thursdays 12 - 2pm.

For information on locations please click 'Clinic Information and Times' on the left.

Breastfeeding Peer Support

Mother to Mother support is available from trained volunteers who use their breastfeeding experience to support Mums to breastfeed their babies. Our peer support volunteers are trained to support mums experiencing simple breastfeeding problems. These sessions provide mums with the opportunity to get together in an informal environment to socialise and support each other in all aspects of feeding their babies. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Paddock Jubilee Centre 09.45am - 11.45am Term Time (Breastfeeding Peer Support runs alongside Melody Makers)

Wednesdays

  • Brian Jackson Centre, Huddersfield - 11am -1pm

Useful links & information

If you need breastfeeding support in the evening or over the weekend please contact the National Breastfeeding Helpline - 0300 100 0212 or visit them here.

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.

Breastfeeding Support - This is a very comprehensive, easy to follow resource for common breastfeeding issues.

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.

Kellymom.com - An excellent resource for parents about all aspects of breastfeeding your child.

NCT - This is a charity to support parents. They offer information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

The Breastfeeding Network - They aim to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and those involved in their care.

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