Support groups

Mother to mother, or peer, support is recognised as a valued part of breastfeeding by many women. Breastfeeding groups allow mums to come together within their community, supporting normal breastfeeding as well as when breastfeeding feels a little challenging.  All of the groups listed are supported by either a trained breastfeeding peer supporter or breastfeeding councillor who have accessed additional training from within their communities to support those common breastfeeding challenges.

For more complex breastfeeding services you can access support from your midwife or health visitor. If your baby is still within the care of your midwife please talk to your midwife. If your baby is ten days or older you can access the special interest health visitor service by either talking to your health visitor or contacting your public health nursing hub – the number will be in your child’s personal health record (red book).

All information on support groups has been obtained via local practitioners working within these areas. The quality of support given by practitioners within these lists is not monitored, maintained or assured by Devon County Council. Therefore we would encourage families to make their own checks in order to ensure that they are dealing with a competent regulated service.

A trained Breastfeeding practitioner, peer supporter or Health professional is present at all of these groups, which are free to attend.

Find a support group in your area of Devon

East

 

Monday

Baby Cafe

Honiton Children’s Centre, Bottom Rd, Honiton EX14 2EG
Every Monday: 10.00 – 11.30am

Family Focus

Younghayes Centre, Cranbrook, Exeter. EX5 7DR
Every Monday: 1.00 – 2.30pm

Tuesday

Family Focus

Sidmouth Children’s Centre, Chambers Close, Sidmouth EX10 9YL
Every Tuesday: 9.30 – 11am

Wednesday

Cranbabies

The Cranberry Farm, Badger Way, Cranbrook, Exeter EX5 7FN
Every Thursday: 10am – 12pm

Sidmouth Breast and Bottle feeding group

Chambers Close, Sidmouth EX10 9YL
Every Wednesday: 10am – 12pm

Bosom Buddies Peer Support drop in group

Exmouth Children’s Centre, Moorfield Road, Exmouth EX8 3QW
Every Wednesday: 10am – 12pm

Family Focus

Honiton Children’s Centre, Bottom Rd, Honiton EX14 2EG
Every Wednesday: 9.15 – 10.45am

Family Focus

Seaton Hospital, Valley View Close, Seaton EX12 2UU
Every Wednesday: 9 – 11am

Family Focus

Withycombe Centre, Withycombe Village Rd, Exmouth EX8 3AG
Every Wednesday: 2 – 3pm

Thursday

Family Focus

Ottery St Mary Hospital, Keegan Close, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DN
Every Thursday: 1.00 – 2.30pm

Family Focus

Scott Rowe Centre, Axminster Hospital, Chard Street, Axminster EX13 5DU
Every Thursday: 9.30 – 11am

Friday

Baby Café with Axminster Breast Friends

The Pippins Community Centre, Lyme Road, Axminster EX13 5AZ
Every Friday: 10 – 11.30am

Exeter

Monday

NCT Bumps and Babes (with peer supporters)

The Baby Room, Ladysmith Infant School, Heavitree, Exeter     EX1 2PS
Every Monday: 11.30am – 1pm

Family Focus

Newcourt Community Centre, Blakeslee Drive, Exeter EX2 7FN
Every Monday: 9.30 – 11am

Tuesday

Baby Oasis with peer support

Flying Start Children’s Centre, Dix’s Field, Exeter EX1 1QA
Every Tuesday: 9.30 – 11.30

Family Focus

Flying Start Children’s Centre, Dix’s Field, Exeter EX1 1QA
Every Tuesday: 9.30 – 11.30am

Wednesday

Nappuccino

The Baby Room, Ladysmith Infant School, Heavitree, Exeter     EX1 2PS
Every Wednesday: 9.30am – 2.30pm

Family Focus

Westexe Children’s Centre, 71 Cowick St, Exeter EX4 1HJ
Every Wednesday: 9.30 – 11.30am

Family Focus

Whipton Children’s Centre, Hill Lane, Exeter EX1 3JP
Every Wednesday: 1 – 3pm

Thursday

Peer support Breastfeeding group

Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow, EX6 7WA
Every Thursday: 10.30am – 12.30pm

West of Exe Breastfeeding Support

The Saint Thomas Centre, Church Road, Exeter EX2 9AX
Every Thursday: 9.30 – 11am

Friday

Breast Friends

The Baby Room, Ladysmith Infant School, Heavitree, EX1 2PS
Every Friday: 12 – 2.30pm

Family Focus

Chestnut Children’s Centre, Magnolia Ave, Exeter EX2 6DJ
Every Friday: 9.30 – 11am

Saturday

Saturccino

The Baby Room, Ladysmith Infant School, Heavitree, Exeter     EX1 2PS
First Saturday of each month: 10am – 12pm

Mid

Monday

Hummingbirds Café Peer Support

Healthy Babies UK, 4 Barrington Street, Tiverton EX16 6PU
Every Monday: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Tuesday

Breast Buddies

Culm Valley Children’s Centre, John Tallack Building, Meadow Lane, Cullompton EX15 1LL
Every Tuesday in term time: 10.30am – 12pm

Wednesday

BIBS (Breastfeeding Information and Breastfeeding Support)

Old Haywards Community Room, Old Haywards School, East Street, Crediton EX17 3AX
Every Wednesday in term time: 10 – 11.30am

Family Focus

Mid Devon Children’s Centre, Lazenby Rd, Tiverton EX16 4AL
Every Wednesday: 9.30 – 11am

Thursday

Family Focus

Crediton Hospital, Markby Room, Crediton EX17 3NH
Every Thursday: 9.30 – 11am

Family Focus

Culm Valley Integrated Health Centre, Cullompton EX15 1FE
Every Thursday: 11am – 12.45pm

North

Monday

Early Nourishment Feeding Drop in

Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library, 12 Tuly Street, Barnstaple EX31 1EL
Every Monday: 10am – 12pm

Family Focus

Chivenor Church, Royal Marine Base, Braunton EX31 4AZ
Every Monday: 9.30 – 11.30am

Tuesday

Early Nourishment Feeding Drop in

Bideford Bay Children’s Centre, Victoria Park, Kingsley Road, Bideford EX39 2QQ
Alternate Tuesdays: 1 – 2.30pm

Family Focus

Ilfracombe Children’s Centre, Marlborough Rd, Ilfracombe      EX34 8JL
Every Tuesday: 1.30 – 3.30pm

Family Focus

Yeo School, Derby Road, Barnstaple. EX32 7HB
Every Tuesday: 1.30 – 3.30pm

Wednesday

Family Focus

Bideford Bay Children’s Centre, Victoria Park, Kingsley Road, Bideford EX39 2QQ
Every Wednesday: 1.30 – 3.30pm

Breast Feeding Support Group

Devon Antenatal and First Aid Hub, Boutport street, Barnstaple EX31 1TD
Every Wednesday: 11.00am – 1.00pm

LLL BFC support

Depot Eatery, Mullacott Cross, Ilfracombe. EX34 8NY
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday: 11am -1 pm

Thursday

Family Focus

South Molton Methodist Church Hall, North Street, South Molton EX36 3AL
Every Thursday: 9.30 – 11.30am

Friday

Family Focus

Forches Cross Childrens Centre, Forches Cross Primary School, Forches Ave, Barnstaple EX32 8EF
Every Friday: 9 – 11am

South Hams

Monday

Ivybridge Latch on

Ivybridge Methodist Church, Fore Street, Ivybridge PL21 9AB
Every Monday: 10 – 11.30am

Family Focus

The Den South Brent Primary School, Totnes Road, South Brent TQ10 9JN
1st and 3rd Monday: 1- 2.30pm

Tuesday

Family Focus

South Hams Hospital, Plymouth Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1QR
Every Tuesday: 9.30 – 11am

Totnes Nurslings

United Free Church, 56 Fore St,  Totnes TQ9 5RU
Every Tuesday: 10 – 11.30am

Wednesday

NCT Breastfeeding support Group

Totnes Library, The Mansion, Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RP
Every Wednesday: 10am- 12pm

Family Focus

South Hams Children’s Centre, Pathfields, Totnes TQ9 5TZ
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday: 9.30 – 11.30am

Kingsbridge Nurslings

Kingsbridge Family Church, Baptist Lane, Fore Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1QD
Every Wednesday: 10am – 12pm

Thursday

Dartmouth Nurslings

Flavel Church, Mayors Avenue, Dartmouth TQ6 9NF
Every Thursday: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Family Focus

Ivybridge Library, The Watermark, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ
Every Thursday: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Friday

Family Focus

Dartmouth Children’s Centre, Milton Lane, Dartmouth TQ6 9HW
Every Friday: 9.30 – 11am

Teignbridge

Monday

Family Focus

Teignbridge Children’s Centre (Newton Abbot), Coronation Road, Highweek, Newton Abbot TQ12 1TX
1st and 3rd Monday: 9.15 – 11.15am

Family Focus

ABC Childrens Centre, St Luke’s Church (rear), Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DA
2nd and 4th Monday: 1.00 – 2.30pm

Tuesday

Family Focus

Child Health Clinic, Dawlish Community Hospital, Barton Terrace, Dawlish EX7 9QH
1st and 3rd   Tuesday: 10am – 12pm

Family Focus

Kingsteignton Community Hall, Rydon Rd, Kingsteignton   TQ12 3LP
2nd and 4th Tuesday: 12.30 – 2pm

Wednesday

Family Focus

St Andrews Hall, St Andrews Close, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
1st and 3rd Wednesday: 10 – 11.30am

Family Focus

Teignbridge Children’s Centre, Teignmouth Hospital, Mill Lane, Teignmouth TQ14 9B
Every Wednesday:  1 – 3pm

Thursday

Teign Valley Breastfeeding Support Group supported by ABM Breastfeeding Counsellors.

Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow EX6 7WA
Every Thursday: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Family Focus

Buckland Community Centre, Gilbert Road, Buckland, Newton Abbot TQ12 4HS
Every Thursday: 1.30 – 3.30pm

Friday

Family Focus

Teignbridge Children’s Centre (Moorsedge), St Catherine’s School, Musket Rd, Heathfield, Newton Abbot TQ12 6SB
Every Friday: 9.15 – 11.15am

Torridge

Tuesday

Family Focus

Child Health Drop in, Torrington Children’s Centre, Borough Road, Torrington EX38 7NU
Every Tuesday: 9.30 – 11am

Wednesday

Family Focus

Great Oak Meadow, Holsworthy EX22 6EX
Every Wednesday:  2.00 – 3pm

West

Wednesday

Boobie Babies

Tavistock Area Children’s Centre, Abbey Rise, Tavistock PL19 9FD
Every Wednesday: 10 – 11.30am

Family Focus

Tavistock Children’s Centre, Abbey Rise, Tavistock PL19 9FD
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday: 2 – 3.30pm

Thursday

Family Focus

Ockment Centre, North St, Okehampton EX20 1AR
Every Thursday: 9.30 – 11.30am

Plymouth

Monday

Latch On Four Woods

Four Woods Children’s centre, 415 Crownhill Road, Plymouth PL5 2LN
Every Monday: 10 – 11.30am

Latch On Plympton

The Rees Centre, Mudgeway, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2PS
Every Monday: 1.00 – 2.30pm

Latch On Green Ark (Devonport)

Green Ark Children’s Centre, Fore Street, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4DW
Every Monday: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Latch On Crownhill

Crownhill Family Centre, Fort Rd, Plymouth PL6 5BX
Every Monday: 1.00 – 2.30pm

Tuesday

Latch On DELL (Efford)

DELL Children’s Centre, 375 Blandford Road, Efford, Plymouth PL3 6JD
Every Tuesday: 10 – 11.30am

Latch On Plymstock

St Mary’s church, Church Road (next to the Plymstock Inn), Plymstock PL9 9BD
Every Tuesday: 10 – 11.30am

Latch On North Prospect

Lark Beacon Hub, 165 North Prospect Road, Plymouth PL2 2ND
Every Tuesday: 1.30 – 3.00pm

Latch On Barne Barton

The Barn, Kit Hill Crescent, Barne Barton, Plymouth PL5 1EJ
Every Tuesday: 10 – 11.30am

Wednesday

Latch On Morice Town

Morice Town Children’s Centre, Charlotte Street, Plymouth PL2 1RJ
Every Wednesday: 1.30 – 3.00pm

Thursday

Latch on Whitleigh

Four Greens Community Hub, 15 Whitleigh Green, Plymouth PL5 4DD
Every Thursday: 10 – 11am

Latch on Nomony Cattedown

Nomony Children’s Centre, 27 St Johns Road, Cattedown, Plymouth PL4 0PA
Every Thursday: 1 – 2.30pm

Friday

Latch On Peverell

Hope Baptist Church, Peverell Park Road, Plymouth PL3 4QG
Every Friday: 10 – 11.15am

NCT Crownhill

NCT Bumps and Babes Group, Crownhill Family Centre, Crownhill Fort Road, Plymouth PL6 5BX
Every Friday: 10 – 11.30am

Torbay

 

Monday

Baby Café

The Beehive, Paignton Enterprise Centre, Bishops Place, Paignton. TQ3 3DZ
Every Monday: 10.00 – 11.30am

Child Health Clinic

The Windmill Centre, Pendennis  Road, Torquay. TQ2 7QR
Every Monday: 1.30 – 3.30pm

Tuesday

Child Health Clinic

The Barn, Enterprise Estate Rea Barn Road, Brixham. TQ5 9DF
Every Tuesday: 9.00 – 10.30am

Child Health Clinic

Croft Hall Medical Practice, 19 Croft Road, Torquay. TQ2 5UA
Every Tuesday: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Child Health Clinic

The Barn Childrens Centre, Rea Barn Road, Brixham. TQ5 9DF
Every Tuesday: 9.00 – 10.30am

Child Health Clinic

Old Farm Surgery, 67 Foxhole Rd, Paignton TQ3 3TB

1st Tuesday of the month: 10am – 12pm

Wednesday

Child Health Clinic

Chelston Hall Medical Practice, Old Mill Road, Torquay     TQ2 6HW
Every Wednesday: 9.00 – 11.30am

Child Health Clinic

Castle Circus Health Centre, Abbey Road, Torquay. TQ2 5YH
2nd , 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month: 9.30 – 11.30am

Child Health Clinic

Preston Baptist Church (Pembroke Team), Old Torquay Road,  Paignton. TQ3 2RB
Every Wednesday: 9.30 – 11.30am

Thursday

Child Health Clinic

Paignton Health and Wellbeing Centre (Corner Place Team), Church Street, Paignton. TQ3 3AG
Every Thursday: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Child Health Clinic

Brixham Hospital, Greenswood Road, Brixham. TQ5 9HW
Every Thursday: 1.30 – 3.00pm

Friday

Baby café

ROC Centre, 6a Old Mill Rd,  Chelston, Torquay. TQ1 3AQ
Every Friday: 10.00 – 11.30am

Child Health Clinic Roselands Nursery (Mayfield Team)

Porlock Way, Paignton. TQ4 7RH
Every Friday: 9.30 – 11.30am