Sandwell

Do you live in Sandwell? Are you looking for breastfeeding support or want to connect with other breastfeeding families? The Breastfeeding Network has trained peer supporters in your area.

BREAKING NEWS!! Face-to-face breastfeeding peer support is back in Sandwell!

Contact 07505 775357 to arrange virtual or face-to-face* support as appropriate. If we don’t pick up, please leave a voicemail or text – we will get back to you.

  • virtual 1-2-1 support by phone or video call
  • virtual group support at our online BEARS groups (via Zoom)
  • virtual antenatal education (via Zoom)
  • private Facebook group
  • face-to-face 1-2-1 appointments currently offered in venues in Wednesbury and Smethwick (more venues to follow soon)
  • Walk, Talk, Feed – outdoor walking groups currently offered fortnightly in West Bromwich (more venues to follow soon)

Online BEARS groups – offering breastfeeding support, empathy, acceptance and reassurance; a safe and comfortable environment for families looking for support with starting and continuing breastfeeding, from mother-to-mother breastfeeding peer supporters. Our team is able to offer evidence-based information, tailored breastfeeding support and a friendly face and listening ear. It’s a great way to meet other local breastfeeding families too.

  • Mondays 12:30-2pm
  • Wednesdays 10.30am-12pm
  • Fridays 10.30am-12pm

Virtual antenatal workshops – suitable for all parents-to-be. We also offer sessions specifically for grandparents, partners or other family/friends. For more information and to book directly go to bookwhen.com/changes

Contact

All our peer supporters 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 peer supporters. If you contact us by email, please send 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/

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If you need to talk to someone out of hours please contact the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0212 (9:30am – 9:30pm daily) or message them on Facebook @NationalBreastfeedingHelpline

For more information on training and volunteering opportunities in Sandwell contact Anna Cooney (Service Coordinator) anna.cooney@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk or Louise Everett (Volunteer Coordinator) louise.everett@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

*our face-to-face options are to be booked in advance and are strictly for Sandwell families only

Page last updated May 2022