Breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding friendly

 

We recognise the many health and emotional benefits of breastfeeding and are committed to supporting mothers to achieve effective breastfeeding according to their wishes and needs. In the first few days, you and your baby will be getting to know each other. It may take time for both of you to get the hang of breastfeeding. This happens more quickly for some women than others. Your midwife will discuss feeding with you at each contact, but you may find you require additional support in between these visits.

Feeding clinics that you are able to access are also held across the districts throughout the week.  

 

Trust Wide Maternity Breastfeeding Specialist Clinics                                           

If you are pregnant and have any concerns about breastfeeding, please attend any of the breastfeeding clinics. The staff in the clinics will support you and assist you to develop a feeding plan if required. We offer a range of options and venues for these clinics. Some are appointment only and some are drop in sessions. Please check the details for each individual clinic below.

          

Breasfeeding sessions

 Day of Week

 Time

 Venue

 Contact Details

 Tuesday

 Morning, appointments only

Castle Children’s Centre, Barnsley Road, Sandal Wakefield, WF1 5NU

To book tel: 01924 543424

 

 Tuesday

 1pm till 3pm

 As above

 Drop in session

 Thursday

 12pm till 2pm

Birstall & Birkenshaw Children’s Centre, Fieldhead Crescent,   Birstall, Batley, WF17 9BP. 

 Drop in session

 Friday

 Morning appointments only

Pomfret Children’s Centre, Rookhill Road, Pontefract, WF8 2DD

Free parking is in the sports and social club, Chequers Close.

To book tel: 01977 747432

                         

All sessions are breastfeeding clinics. Tongue tie divisions are not performed in these clinics. Where indicated tongue tie divisions will be arranged by the practitioner following assessment in the breastfeeding clinic. 

Useful contacts

Please contact a community midwife if you require a referral.

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust 

Dewsbury Community Midwives: 01924 319354

Bronte Birth Centre: 01924 319152

Pinderfields Community Midwives 01924 543424

Pinderfields Birth Centre 01924 543004 / 543005

Pontefract Community Midwives: 01977 747431

Friarwood Birth Centre: 01977 747432 / 747433

Dewsbury

Auntie Pams, 9 Northgate, Dewsbury,  WF13 1DS. Tel: 01924 438316.

Wakefield

Families and Babies (FAB), 31 All Saints Walk in The Ridings

9.30-3.30 Monday to Friday

12.30-3 on Saturdays

10-3 on Sundays

24 Hour Helpline: 01924 851 901

Baby Café

Find a café near you on the link below.

www.thebabycafe.org

National

National Breastfeeding Helpline. Tel: 0300 100 0212, 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily. 

Useful Links

NHS

UNICEF

Best Beginnings

First Step Nutrition