Breastfeeding support groups take place all around Ireland.
You may find breastfeeding support groups helpful if you're:
- pregnant and thinking about breastfeeding
- new to breastfeeding and have questions
- having problems breastfeeding and need advice
- breastfeeding and want to meet like-minded mothers
At breastfeeding support groups, mothers at the same stage as you share advice and socialise. There are also opportunities to speak with a breastfeeding expert about any questions you have.
Some maternity units provide specialist lactation support groups for up to 6 weeks after delivery.
Online breastfeeding support groups
Online breastfeeding support groups are offered by voluntary organisations charities such as:
Watch a video on what happens at a breastfeeding support group
Cuidiú breastfeeding counsellor Regina Keogh describes what happens at her local breastfeeding support group in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Watch a video from a participant at a breastfeeding support class
Catherine talks about how she got breastfeeding support while pregnant.