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 have been suspended at present. 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.