​​​​​Breastfeeding Support

Breast Friends Groups in Redcar & Cleveland

A social group for breastfeeding families with planned fun activities. Come along for a chat and get to know other breastfeeding families in the area. Support is available from our trained staff. We also welcome pregnant parents-to-be.

Tuesday 9.30-11.30 Skelton Children's Centre
Tuesday 9.30-11.30 Ormesby Children's Centre
Wednesday 9.15-11.00 Redcar Coast Children's Centre

Thursday 9.30-11.30 East Cleveland Children's Centre
Thursday 1.00-3.00 Guisborough Children's Centre

Friday 9.30-11.30 Grangetown Children's Centre​

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​Health Visiting Teams in Redcar & Cleveland

You can also contact your Health Visiting Team on the following numbers for 
breastfeeding support:-

East Cleveland Area 01287 612398
Greater Eston Area 01642 837765
Redcar Area 01642 473726

Out of Hours Support:

James Cook Maternity advice line 01642 854517 (24 hrs)

(from hospital discharge up to post-natal day 28)

National Breastfeeding Helpline 

0300 100 0212 (9.30am 9.30pm)

Breastfeeding Network Helpline 
0300 100 0210 (9.30am 9.30pm)Helpful websites:
www.nhs.uk www.babyfriendly.org.uk
www.realbabymilk.org www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk 
www.nhs.uk/start4life www.breastfeedingwelcomescheme.org.uk

Helpful hints:
Breastfeeding out and about

· Wear layers of clothing i.e. vest top and shirt or cardigan.
· Practice attaching the baby to the breast whilst watching in a mirror (you will be able to see how discreet breastfeeding is).
· Go out with friends who will give you confidence.
· Log on to the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme web page to find venues who have signed up to the local scheme. Look for their logo.

Breastfeeding at night

· Night feeds are important for your milk supply.
· Keep baby in the same room as you at night.
· Practice feeding your baby lying down.
· Look at the information your Midwife or your Health Visitor gave about safe bed-sharing.
· Ask for help if you need it.

** See your local areas Activity Planner for times and venues or ask a member of staff for further details **

East Cleveland Area (covering - Loftus, Carlin How, Brotton, Skelton, Saltburn, Guisborough, Lingdale and Lockwood)
Greater Eston Area (covering - Grangetown, South Bank, Ormesby, Normanby and Eston)
Redcar Area (covering - Dormanstown, Marske and Redcar)