Breastfeeding Support

During this pandemic it has been necessary to stop all of our twenty-four support groups which are held weekly across the trust, these groups are sadly missed however we are working in partnership with our Sure Starts to get regular virtual groups up and running in your local area.

Breastfeeding support groups aim to encourage and inspire you by other mums who are on the same journey, you realise you are not on our own, it’s a safe place to try out feeding in public among likeminded supportive people, you will make new friends and contacts and there are supportive, knowledgeable health professionals and peer volunteers who are available to answer questions.


In the midst of this pandemic, breastmilk remains the safest and most protective method to feed all infants. To help to encourage and support you to breast feed or provide breastmilk for your baby during this challenging time of social distancing please find some useful resources and links which may help.

​Other useful Breastfeeding resources are:

Breastfeeding support groups in the Southern Trust are now being held virtually.

Clogher Valley Surestart

Breastfeeding Support Group Bos-Zoom Pals
Weekly on a Wednesday morning from 10am -11am.
To book, please contact: 028 85549898
Valerie Elliott, Health Visitor
Newry Sure Start
Breastfeeding Support Group via Zoom
Weekly on a Tuesday morning from 10.30am to 11.30am
To book, please contact: Email - Colleenw@newrysurestart.org
Text only: 07593139260

Kilkeel Sure Start
Breastfeeding Support Group via Zoom
Tuesday mornings from 10.30am – 12.00pm.
To book, please contact: 028 4176 4718.
South Armagh Sure Start
Virtual Baby Cafe
Running 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month via Microsoft Teams 11.00-12.30.
To book, please contact: 02830830022 info@surestartsa.org
Splash Sure Start
Breastfeeding support group via Zoom
Every Tuesday at 11 am
To book please contact: 02838 313360
Health Visitor Janet Cameron
Dungannon & Coalisland Sure Start
Breastfeeding support group via zoom
Every Wednesday @ 10.30am-12noon
To book please contact: 02887 729695
ArKe Sure Start Armagh
Breastfeeding Support Group via Zoom
Every Thursday @ 10am
To book your place, please contact: 02837518569 or text 07917235403
Blossom Sure Start Portadown
Breastfeeding Support Group via Zoom
Every Thursday @ 12noon -1pm
To book your place, please contact: 02838 337455
La Leche League
Breastfeeding Support Zoom meeting
Every 2nd and 4th Friday
Contact 07968492012
www.facebook.com/lllni Louise Brownell
Star Sure Start Banbridge
Breastfeeding Support Group via Zoom
Every Wednesday @10.00am-11.30am
To book, please contact: 028406 22475
wendy.ryan@southerntrust.hscni.net

For support please see below:


Breastfeeding Peer Support Volunteers in the Trust

Read about our Breastfeeding Peer Support Volunteers here.


World Breastfeeding Week

We celebrated World Breastfeeding Week in 2018 and met with lots of mums and babies in Rushmere Shopping Centre and The Quays Shopping Centre, Newry.

Read more and view photographs taken at the events.