Breastfeeding support is available from trained volunteers from our local midwifery or health visiting team, who can offer you a range of support including advice on positioning, attachment, hand expressing and assisting you and your family to continue to breastfeed for as long as planned.

Doncaster’s Breast Start Groups and First Friends Groups offer mums and mum’s to be a strong support network in an informal, relaxed, friendly environment.

A 24/7 breastfeeding friend from Start4Life is now available on a number of platforms including Amazon Alexa and Facebook Messenger to support breastfeeding mums in Doncaster.

More information:

The Baby Friendly Initiative 

La Leche League GB 

Start4Life 

Breastfeeding out and about in Doncaster

We Support Our Mums is the new Doncaster breastfeeding welcome scheme that is launching soon! It supports mums who are breastfeeding their babies and it aims to make it easier for breastfeeding mums to recognise where they will be welcomed to breastfeed their babies whilst out and about in Doncaster.

 

 

The Sleep Charity are commissioned by Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group to provide a sleep service for families of children age 12 months upwards in the town.  Families can self refer to the service by telephoning, emailing or texting our Sleep Practitioners.  They will get back to you as soon as possible and arrange an appointment at one of our clinics.

The clinics run throughout Doncaster and appointments last around one hour.  The Sleep Practitioner will work with you to assess your child’s sleep issue and to identify possible strategies to try at home.  Your child does not need to attend the appointment although older children may wish to attend and speak with one of the practitioners.

The Children’s Sleep Charity work supportively alongside the families to design a programme to follow that suits their needs and parenting styles.  The practitioners understand how difficult it can be when you are sleep deprived, you will receive a warm welcome from them.

To find out more about the charity log onto the website

Call 01302 751416

Classes and Playgroups

See listings of all the classes and playgroups in Doncaster here 

Light Peer Support

Light is a charity working to support the emotional wellbeing & mental health of mums and their families  during pregnancy, birth and afterwards. 

“At Light we know that being a parent is not always easy – we all sometimes need support and a hand to hold along the way.

Light group support & 1:1 sessions offer a safe and friendly place for you to come and feel supported by our trained volunteers and to meet other mums.

This support is available to anyone who is finding being pregnant or being a new parent difficult, emotionally and mentally. Support and further information is also available for partners and families.”

They hold regular support groups and have peer supporters in Doncaster. For more details, contact 0114 438 8962 or visit their website 

Support Groups and One to One Sessions

Tuesdays 10.30am-11.30am Bentley Family Hub, Doncaster.
Friday – 9.30am-11.30am  Rossington Doncaster.

See all of their support groups and one to one sessions in local areas here 

 

Liz Fisher Infant Feeding

From pregnancy to weaning & everything in between.

I offer a bespoke service for anyone who would like support with infant feeding.

 

 

NCT Baby Cafe Online: Free Infant Support Group

A free infant feeding support group for Doncaster mums, designed to provide a relaxed and friendly environment to meet other mums and access skilled support from an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor.

If you would like support breastfeeding, formula feeding, mixed feeding, expressing, stopping breastfeeding, introducing solid foods or preparing for feeding your baby please register for a free ticket

This Baby Cafe runs online via Zoom on Tuesdays 10am-11.30am.

Please register HERE

The Mum’s Coach

Anjali offers 1:1 coaching sessions for mums during their journey of motherhood (fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and return to work). She offers in-person sessions in Doncaster and online sessions for mums globally.

 

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