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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 Bistros

Locala Baby Bistros are support groups run by trained volunteer Mums 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. The Bistros 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.


  • Dewsbury Moor Children's Centre 10.00am - 12.00pm Baby Bistro
  • Birstall & Birkenshaw Children's Centre 13.00pm - 15.00pm Baby Bistro
  • Paddock Jubilee Centre 09.45am - 11.45am Term Time (Baby Bistro)


  • Mirfield St Andrews 9.30am - 11.00am Baby Bistro


  • Overthorpe Children's Centre 9.30am - 11.30am (Baby Bistro)
  • Paddock Jubilee Centre 09.45am - 11.45am Term Time (Baby Bistro runs alongside Melody Makers)


  • Clayton West URC Church Hall 13.00pm - 15.00pm Term Time Only (Baby Bistro runs alongside parent and toddlergroup)

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.

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

Halifax Baby Cafe, Baby Ballet, 25 Square Road (opposite Eureka), Halifax, Yorkshire, HX1 1QG,
Thursdays 0900 - 1100.

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

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

Your Health Visiting team

Your health visiting team is available 09.00 to 20.00 Monday to Friday to give breastfeeding advice. Please contact your health visiting team on 030 3330 9820 (North Kirklees) or 030 3330 9974 (South Kirklees) during the hours of 09.00 to 17.00 & 030 3330 9588 during the hours of 17.00 to 20.00. There is a health visitor available Monday to Friday at well-baby clinics throughout Kirklees if you would like face to face breastfeeding support. Please see map below for locations.

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.

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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