Support and Services Scarborough & Whitby

Breastfeeding Support

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Whitby Breast Start

The drop in is every Monday 9:30am to 11:30am at the Evangelical church on Skinner Street, the entrance is at the back on Poplar Row. There is a large play area, and tea/coffee available. The drop in is a social environment which provides a place to chat and access evidence based information and support. We welcomes pregnant women and breastfeeding mums, toddlers/older children welcome. Run by ABM mothers supporters.

Facebook group called Whitby Breast Start

Contact telephone number 07432 068143.

Home visits can be undertaken if needed.


Breastfeeding Group in Scarborough

Monday 10am – 11.30am

Briercliffe Children’s Centre YO12 6NS

Members of the health visiting team will be available

DROP IN, no need to book


Breastfeeding helplines & websites

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300 330 5453 [9.30am-9.30pm] Email counselling@abm.me.uk

Breastfeeding Network Support line
Breastfeeding Network Supporterline: 0300 100 0210 [9.30am-9.30pm]

La Leche League
La Leche League: 0845 120 2918

National Breastfeeding Helpline
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212 [9.30am-9.30pm]

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
National Childbirth Trust: 0300 330 0771 [8am-10pm]


North Yorkshire County Council Infant Feeding Policy

North Yorkshire County Council Infant Feeding Policy. All Staff are BFI (Baby friendly initiative) trained and have to adhere to this policy when parents are feeding within the Children’s Centres.

Download a copy here


TLC Breastfeeding Support Scarborough

The Lactation Collective (TLC) is a place for friendship, breastfeeding support and information in and around the Scarborough area. We are here to support and encourage you on you’re breastfeeding journey! The group is run by Maria Machin, Kristina Jones and Charlotte Edwards. We are all trained Mother Supporters with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) and have years of experience supporting mothers to establish and maintain breastfeeding in the community.

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