Ayrshire

Covid-19 Update:

Looking for breastfeeding support or just want to chat to another mum about breastfeeding?

The Breastfeeding Network has trained peer support volunteers in your local area. At the moment our face to face support options are suspended due to Coronavirus but there are still lots of other ways for you to get in touch with us

  • Message our local facebook page @BfNAyrshireandArran via PM to ask for support from a trained volunteer. You can also join our facebook group Ayrshire Breastfeeding Centres to chat to other mums and peer supporters
  • Ring the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0212 or message them on facebook @NationalBreastfeedingHelpline
  • Email ayrshire@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk and we can offer support via email or arrange to call you back to offer free 1:1 support over the phone or via video call
  • Join in with a virtual breastfeeding group video chat to say hello to other mums and peer supporters without leaving the house! Details of the groups and links to join are on our facebook page

All our volunteers are mums who have breastfed their own children and then done training so that they can support other families. Whatever your question or if you just want to chat to someone please get in touch.

Please be aware that emails and messages to our Facebook page will be seen by a small team of volunteers. If you contact us by email please send just a brief outline of your question or concern initially so we can support you in the most appropriate way. To find out how we look after your data you can go to http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/privacy-notice/

Regular support in Ayrshire

Our friendly breastfeeding drop in centres welcome all pregnant and breastfeeding mums. Come along for support and information or just to meet other mums for a coffee and a chat. See the Find a BfN Drop-In page for details of when and where the groups run.

For local breastfeeding support or to find out more you can ring or text the following numbers:

07526 188705 or 07541 099 200 or email Ayrshire@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

You can also follow us on Twitter Twitter_logo_blue @AyrshireBfN

Or join our Facebook Group facebook Ayrshire Breastfeeding Centres

We also have a ‘Breastfeed Happily Here’ scheme in Ayrshire. This is an NHS Ayrshire & Arran scheme promoted and supported by the Breastfeeding Network.

The aim of the scheme is to support breastfeeding mums to feel comfortable to feed when they are out and about in public places. Ayrshire businesses who join the scheme agree to inform all of their staff about the Breastfeeding etc (Scotland) Act 2005, which states that it is illegal to stop a mother feeding her baby breast or formula milk in premises where the public has general access. The business or venue then displays the sticker in their premises to let parents know that they can ‘Breastfeed Happily Here’.

For more information on the scheme, to find out how to sign up or to view a list of all of the places in Ayrshire currently signed up to the scheme, follow this link to the Breastfeed Happily Here Facebook page.