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Information for Breastfeeding Mothers

Where to find breastfeeding support and information

If you have breastfeeding concerns in the first few days outside office hours you can contact the midwives in the Royal-Jubilee Maternity Service (RJMS):-

  • Ward E – 028 96150574 or 028 96156639
  • Johnstone House – 028 96151072 or 028 96151073
  • Maternity Admissions – 028 96150596
  • Mater Midwife led Unit (MLU) – 95041555 / 95041556

You can also check out www.breastfedbabies.org for support in your area.

 

Further professional support

Support & information about breastfeeding can be obtained from your local Community Midwives. Community Midwives work office hours and can be contacted at the following:-

  • North Belfast (Grove centre) – Tel no. 9063 6222
  • West Belfast (Ballyowen) – Tel no. 950 40353
  • South Belfast (Finaghy) – Tel no. 950 42650
  • East Belfast (Holywood Arches) –Tel no. 90633049

Or from your local community midwives if outside Belfast Trust

Other Useful numbers:-

  • BHSCT Infant Feeding Leads
    Barbara Spratt (Mon – Fri 9am-5pm) 028 950 47403
    (if no answer please leave a message)
  • Gemma McBride (Mon – Fri 9am-5pm) 028 961 50005
    (if no answer please leave a message)

 

  • Mum to Mum Breastfeeding Peer Support (Tel. 07738945080/1)
  • Support for Parents of Premature babies and Breast Pump Hire (for sick and pre-term babies only) www.tinylife.org.uk or ring: 02890815050

 

Breastfeeding Support Groups

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Infant Feeding Leads

Barbara Spratt (Maternity) (Mon – Fri 9am-5pm)

Gemma McBride (Community) (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)

Gillian Weir (Neonatal) (Mon, Wed, Friday)

 

Contact information:

Infant Feeding Team

Tel: 02896150005

 

Mum to Mum Breastfeeding Peer Support

Tel: 02896150233

 

Specialist Breastfeeding Support – Speak to midwife or Health Visitor

 

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Group Location Type of meeting Contact Details Day Time
Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group Virtual

Microsoft Teams

Christine McPherson

Specialistbfsupport@belfastttrust.hscni.net

2nd and 4th Monday of the month 10am – 11am

(Times may vary)

Newtownbreda Baptist Church Face to face 02895040846 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 10.30am – 12pm
Chichester Library – North Belfast Face to face 02895040846 1st and 3rd Monday of the month 10.30am – 12pm

 

Sure Start Breast Feeding Groups

Group Name and Location Type of Group Contact Details Day Time
Glenbrook

Wishing Well Family Centre

Face to face 02890712266 1st and 3rd  Tuesday of the month 10am – 12pm
Smile Sure Start

529 Antrim Road

Face to face 02895042771 Every Tuesday 12pm – 1.30pm
Saol Úr  – 689

Springfield Road

Face to face 02890324870 Every Monday 12pm – 1pm
Shankill

Honeysuckle

Martin Centre

915 Ballygomartin Road

Face to face 02890729003 Every Thursday 1.30pm – 3pm
Outer West – St. Theresa’s Primary School Face to face 02890300307 Every Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30pm
South Belfast

9 Lower Crescent

Face to face 02890942525 Every Thursday 1pm – 2pm
Colin SureStart –

Colin Family Centre

Pembrooke

Loop Rd

Dunmurry

Face to face 02890601417 Every Wednesday 10.30am
BreastStart

Belfast Network Centre

Templemore Avenue

Face to face 02890963399 Every Thursday 1pm – 2.30pm

 

NATIONAL VOLUNTARY HELPLINES & ORGANISATIONS

La Leche League National Helpline

Contact no.: 03451202918

National Website: www.laleche.org.uk

Local support helpline: 028 95818118

Local Website: www.lalecheleagueireland.com

Local Meeting Info – up to date meeting details can be found on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lllni

 

National Breastfeeding Helpline

Contact no.: 0300 100 0212 (9.30am – 9.30pm)

 

National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Breastfeeding Helpline

Contact no.: 0300 3300 771 (8am – MIDNIGHT)

Enquiry line: 0300 3300 770

Website: www.nct.org.uk

 

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Helpline

Contact no.: 0300 330 5453 (9.30am –10.30pm)
Website: www.abm.me.uk

 

Breastfeeding Network Support Line

Contact no.: 0300 100 0210 (9.30am –9.30pm)
Website: www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

 

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