Support groups

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There may be some changes to timetables for support groups. Please check with your support group before attending.

For guidance on Coronavirus and the latest information on the situation in Devon, visit Devon County Council’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page.

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, Infant Feeding 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

 

Monday

Honiton Baby Café

New venue soon

Please book a place by messaging on Facebook Honiton Baby Cafe – Home | Facebook or emailing: honitonbabycafe@gmail.com
A Group Run By Volunteer Peer Supporters. Please bring your own drinks and snacks.

Little Stars Toddler Group

www.facebook.com/littlestars.honitonfamilychurch/

Honiton Family Church, High Street, Honiton EX14 1LW
Monday: 9.45 – 11.30am  (Term Time only)

Tuesday

Sidmouth Breastfeeding Support Group

Currently chat via Facebook; www.facebook.com/groups/722909771684128
Some local face to face groups may be available – see Facebook. Peer supporter normally available at:

Stay & Play, Sidmouth Youth Centre, Manstone Lane, Sidmouth EX10 9TS
Tuesday 1.15 – 2.45

Wednesday

Bosom Buddies

Exmouth Children’s Centre, Moorfield Road, Exmouth EX8 3QW
Wednesday: 1 – 2.45pm

Thursday

Friday

Axminster Baby Café

www.facebook.com/AxminsterBabyCafe

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

Monday

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

Nappucino

www.facebook.com/groups/123172557716103           

The Baby Room, Ladysmith Infant School, Heavitree, Exeter. EX1 2PS
Wednesday at 9.30,11.30 & 1.30. Cost is £3.

Please book : https://www.exeterbabies.co.uk/product-category/nappuccino/

Exeter Breastfeeding Mums online support:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/123172557716103

Thursday

Peer Support Breastfeeding group

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

St Thomas Tots

The Saint Thomas Centre, Church Road, Exeter EX2 9AX
Thursday: 9.30 – 11.30am.  Cost £2

Please book : https://www.exeterbabies.co.uk/product-category/nappuccino/

Friday

BreastFriends                                      

Currently running as a Pop-In-Shop for breast pump hire or a chat, not a group.

The Baby Room, Ladysmith Infant School, Heavitree, EX1 2PS
Friday: 12.30 – 3.30pm

Family Focus

Currently only Virtual Sessions. Please contact your local Health Visiting hub.

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

Saturday

Saturccino

Not currently running

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

 

Monday

Tuesday

Breast Buddies

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

Wednesday

Hummingbirds Breastfeeding Support Café

Healthy Babies, 4 Barrington St, Tiverton EX16 6PU
Wednesday 10.30 – 12.30 . Cost Free/Donation

Please book:
www.facebook.com/Healthybabiesuk

BIBS (Breastfeeding Information and Breastfeeding Support)

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

Thursday

Monday

Early Nourishment – Nourish Drop-in

www.earlynourishment.co.uk
www.fb.com/earlynourishment

Ground Floor, Church House, Church Ln, Barnstaple EX31 1DE
Monday (not Bank Holidays): 10.30 – 12pm

Please book at http://earlynourishment.eventbrite.com

Tuesday

Wednesday

Early Nourishment – Nourished Drop-in

www.earlynourishment.co.uk
www.fb.com/earlynourishment

Bideford Bay Children’s Centre, Victoria Park, Kingsley Road, Bideford EX39 2QQ
Wednesday: 10 – 11.30am

Please Book at http://earlynourishment.eventbrite.com

La Leche League Group

http://www.laleche.org.uk/group-meetings/

Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton EX20 1AR
2nd Wednesday Monthly:9.30 – 11.30am

Breast Feeding Support Group

Devon Antenatal and First Aid Hub, Boutport street, Barnstaple EX31 1TD
Wednesday: 11 – 1pm

Thursday

Early Nourishment – Nourished Drop-in

www.earlynourishment.co.uk
www.fb.com/earlynourishment

Torrington Children’s Centre, Borough Rd, Great Torrington, Torrington EX38 7NU
Thursday(Term time only): 10 – 11.30am

Please Book at http://earlynourishment.eventbrite.com

Early Nourishment – Nourished Drop-in

Church RMB, Chivenor, Braunton, Barnstaple.
EX31 4AZ
Thursday (Term time only): 1 – 2.30pm

Please Book at http://earlynourishment.eventbrite.com

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Monday

 

Tuesday

Totnes Nurslings

Not currently running face to face. devonnurslings@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/southhamsnurslings

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

Wednesday

NCT Breastfeeding Support Group

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

Kingsbridge Nurslings

devonnurslings@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/southhamsnurslings

Kingsbridge Family Church, Baptist Lane, Fore Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1QD
Wednesday: 10 – 11.30am

Please bookwww.bookwhen.com/kbnurslings

Thursday

Dartmouth Nurslings

Not currently running face to face.

devonnurslings@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/southhamsnurslings

Flavel Church, Mayors Avenue, Dartmouth TQ6 9NF
Thursday: 10.30am – 12pm

Artistik Storytime

http://Facebook @artistikstorytime

Baby & Toddler Group, St John’s Church, Blachford Rd, Ivybridge PL21 0AD
Thursday: 10 – 12pm (Term time only)

Friday

Ivybridge Latch On

http://www.facebook.com/PlymouthLatchon

Beacon Room, The Watermark (Ivybridge Library), Ivybridge PL21 0SZ
The 2nd Friday of the month: 12 – 2pm

 

Monday

Dawlish Nurslings

devonnurslings@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/southhamsnurslings

No 1 Café, Queen Street, Dawlish EX7 9EZ
Monday: 1 – 2.30pm

Please book: www.bookwhen.com/dawlishnurslings

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

Teign Valley Breastfeeding Support Group supported by ABM Breastfeeding Counsellors.

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

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Wednesday

 

Wednesday

Boobie Babies

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

La Leche Breastfeeding Support

La Leche League Okehampton | Facebook

Ockment Centre, North St, Okehampton EX20 1AR
The 2nd Wednesday each month: 9.30 – 11.30

For further info or support, please email: Barbara.childs@btinternet.com

Thursday

 

Monday

Latch On Green Ark (Devonport)

http://www.facebook.com/PlymouthLatchon

Green Ark Children’s Centre, Fore Street, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4DW
Monday: 11.30 – 12.30pm

Latch On Plympton

http://www.facebook.com/PlymouthLatchon

The Rees Centre, Mudge Way, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2PS
Monday: 1 – 2.30pm

Tuesday

Latch On DELL (Efford)

http://www.facebook.com/PlymouthLatchon

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

Latch On Stonehouse

http://www.facebook.com/PlymouthLatchon

25 Manor Street,
Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 1TL
Tuesday: 11 – 12pm

Please book: 07971 095 353

Wednesday

Latch On Plymstock

http://www.facebook.com/PlymouthLatchon

Radford Community Centre,
Stokingham Close, Plymstock,
Plymouth PL9 9JL
Wednesday: 11 – 12.30pm

Thursday

Latch on Whitleigh

http://www.facebook.com/PlymouthLatchon

Four Greens Community Hub,
15 Whitleigh Green, Plymouth PL5 4DD
Thursday: 10 – 11.30am

Friday

Latch On Four Woods

http://www.facebook.com/PlymouthLatchon

Four Woods Children’s Centre,
415 Crownhill Road, Plymouth PL5 2LN
Friday: 10 – 11.30am

Latch On Sure Start

http://www.facebook.com/PlymouthLatchon

Sure Start Community Room,
Ham Drive, Plymouth PL2 2NJ
Friday: 10 – 1.00pm

Please Book: 01752 313293

NCT Crownhill

Please check first

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

 

Monday

PLEASE CHECK FIRST:

Baby Café

The Beehive, Paignton Enterprise Centre, Bishops Place, Paignton. TQ3 3DZ
Monday: 10 – 11.30am

Child Health Clinic

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

Tuesday

PLEASE CHECK FIRST:

Child Health Clinic

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

Child Health Clinic

Croft Hall Medical Practice, 19 Croft Road, Torquay. TQ2 5UA
Tuesday: 10am – 12.00pm

Child Health Clinic

The Barn Children’s Centre, Rea Barn Road, Brixham. TQ5 9DF
Tuesday: 9 – 10.30am

Child Health Clinic

Old Farm Surgery, 67 Foxhole Rd, Paignton TQ3 3TB
1st Tuesday of the month: 10am – 12pm

Wednesday

PLEASE CHECK FIRST:

Child Health Clinic

Chelston Hall Medical Practice, Old Mill Road, Torquay     TQ2 6HW
Wednesday: 9 – 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
Wednesday: 9.30 – 11.30am

Thursday

PLEASE CHECK FIRST:

Child Health Clinic

Paignton Health and Wellbeing Centre (Corner Place Team), Church Street, Paignton. TQ3 3AG
Thursday: 10am – 12pm

Child Health Clinic

Brixham Hospital, Greenswood Road, Brixham. TQ5 9HW
Thursday: 1.30 – 3pm

Friday

PLEASE CHECK FIRST:

Baby café

ROC Centre, 6a Old Mill Rd,  Chelston, Torquay. TQ1 3AQ
Friday: 10 – 11.30am

Child Health Clinic Roselands Nursery (Mayfield Team)

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