Conwy Breastfeeding Friends - Peer Support Group
Peer supporters are parents like you, who have undergone specialist volunteer training, to provide you with an understanding ear, practical support and information relating to breastfeeding.
The volunteer team of local mothers will also link in with existing activities provided by local health practitioners and we have been working hard to set up collaborative working links with other peer support groups in North Wales.
Remember you can also contact the NCT Breastfeeding Support line on 0300 330 0771 if you can’t get local support straight away.
Many of the branch members who have breastfed would be only too happy to offer support and advice to anyone who needs it. By going along to an Open House or other events in the Calendar, you not only get to socialise but will also find a wealth of parenting knowledge from the other members you meet. In the meantime, we have put together a few useful resources that will point you in the right direction to get the help you need.
We have also included links to Bottle Feeding resources for parents who need some support with this. Again, your health visitor would be your best first contact for advice, but during the times you can't contact them we hope the links will help.
Local Breastfeeding Support Groups.
Check the CBFF Facebook page for more details.
Gwynedd and Ynys Mon Breastfeeding Peer Supporters
Bethesda Breastfeeding Clinic **This group has closed**
This Breastfeeding Support Clinic is now only available by appointment at a weekly clinic held in Ysbty Gwynedd. You need to contact your midwife or Health Visitor to arrange a referral to this clinic run by Sharon Breward MBE.
Flintshire and Wrexham Breastfeeding Support
Flintshire NCT branch have a breastfeeding counsellor - help is available for non-member too!
Flintshire Feeders Peer Support group has its own blog! Check for group details and events!
The Chester branch of NCT also keep a list of regular breastfeeding support groups throughout Cheshire.
The Wirral NCT branch has three qualified breastfeeding counsellors who can help
NCT Breastfeeding Support Line - 0300 330 0771
National Breastfeeding Helpline - 0300 100 0212
Breastfeeding Friendly Scheme - Local Venues
Conwy Breastfeeding Friendly Premises - This list includes libraries, retailers, cafes and more who will welcome and support breastfeeding mothers. Not all have dedicated nursing rooms, but most will have a quieter space for you to feed your child. If you have a negative experience while visiting one of these premises, please contact the current audit . An online version of these leaflets are also available here.
Aberconwy NCT are currently undertaking an audit of all the premises in Conwy that originally signed up to the Breastfeeding Welcome scheme. The branch was successful in attaining grant funding to carry out this important survey.
These links are for information only. Aberconwy & Colwyn NCT is not responsible for the content of externally hosted resources.
- Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
- Breast Buddies Forum
- NHS Breastfeeding Pages
- The Breastfeeding Network
- Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative
- Netmums Breastfeeding topic forum
- Mumsnet Feeding your baby links/forum
- World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
- The Lactivist