We are all happy to help with any queries you have; Cracked nipples? Soreness? Latching problems? Something you’re not sure of, need reassurance? We are here to help and have first hand experience as we have all breastfed our babies!
We also have a very helpful Facebook page which is run by experienced Breastfeeding Peer Supporters. Find us in Exeter Breastfeeding Mums Facebook Page
We are peer supporters who are mums ourselves. We have all worked really hard to complete courses qualifying us to help you! We receive regular update training too!
Peer Support can often lead to us referring you to a professional, we are not medical experts, we just have a passion for helping you breastfeed your baby.
We are all happy to help and are normal mums who are passionate about helping you to breastfeed.
Ok so it’s not like falling off a log….but if you get the right help it gets loads easier…!
The groups listed here are all ‘drop in’, you don’t have to book a place or demonstrate how good you ‘aren’t’ at feeding your baby, you can come with a toddler in tow, you can come and have a good cry with women who have been there, or just sit and eat the biscuits and drink the tea!!!
All groups listed here are run by experienced Breastfeeding support workers and Peer supporters (mums like you!)
If you’re struggling, don’t suffer in silence, just drop in to a group. Peer Support is free.
Facebook – Exeter Breastfeeding Mums are here to help you!!! There are a dedicated bunch of peer supporters and helpful mums who CAN help using the power of the internet….
Most importantly don’t suffer at home, ask your MidWife or Health Visitor if you can get a Peer Supporter to give you a call.
Time: 11.30am – 1pm
The NCT group is run by it’s members. There are Peer Supporters on hand at the group.
You dont have to be a member of the NCT to come.
£1.50 suggested donation to the NCT.
Time: – 11.30am -12.30pm
Even though our Children’s Centres now don’t cover breastfeeding in their services our fabulous managers Ann and Mandy let us run a group here to support you. It runs after the Health Visitors clinic.
Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm
Read more here
Ok so it’s our cloth nappy and sling group but you don’t have to be using them to come. So if you are more ‘Pampers and Pushchair’ we still are going to welcome you with a hug and a cuppa- ESPECIALLY if you need support with breastfeeding.
Time: – 10.30am – 12.30pm
Sally and the team out here are truly fabulous. It’s a nice country drive out, there is a huge car park and probably THE best range of cakes we’ve seen for a breastfeeding group!
Time: – 10am – 12noon
Yes, in the pub! There is not much out at Cranbrook so Alice, Jess, Kate and co have taken over a corner of the pub. The pub do a mean coffee and there is underfloor heating too! There is a big car park and a warm welcome from the staff. It’s free to come but £2.50 for a cuppa.
Time: – 9.30am – 11am
If you’re feeding a newborn but have a toddler too then this is the group for you! Helen and the gang have a cozy corner away from the rest of the group where you can come for support and a natter.
Time: 12noon – 2.30pm
Read more here Same as Wednesday Nappuccino but straight after Sing and Sign.
Somehow Fridays are more chilled, come and ask us questions, we have a comfy sofa and nursing cushions a plenty.
First Saturday of the month – 10am-12noon at The Baby Room.
Once a month Gill and I do a weekend session, this is often visited by couples who want a partners support too. We welcome Dads, Grans, Aunts, Grandads – anyone who is supporting you.
We finish at 12 promptly.
10am – 11am – Downstairs in the scanning area.
(Babies under 2 weeks only) This is a new group run by Midwives for families who are still under their care.