Bump to Breast: Breastfeeding Group Support

Our Bump to Breast: Group-based Breastfeeding Support project is being delivered in partnership by four local voluntary sector agencies: community-based organisations Southend YMCA (who are leading the project), Family Storehouse, and Milton Community Partnership.


Mondays 10-12 at the YMCA Eco Hub 2a St John’s Road in Westcliff

Tuesdays 10-12 Mini Milks at the ABSS Community Hub

Wednesdays 10-12 at St Mark’s Church on the corner of Hamlet Road and Princes Street

Wednesdays 10-12 at Shoebury Trust Links on Elm Road

Thursdays 10-12 at the Plaza Centre on Southchurch Road (round the side in ‘The Living Room’

Thursdays 8-9pm – online video chat, message us for details

The sessions take place on a weekly basis in a variety of settings across the ABSS areas. Mothers will be offered support both antenatally and postnatally.

Part of service is about training mothers to become breastfeeding ‘supporters’. Peer volunteers are trained during these sessions with providers offering a 6-week training course for this, working towards providing long-term continuity and sustainability.

The project aims to increase breastfeeding rates in the target wards, as well as looking to increase links between families in these areas and cultivating community partnerships.

Partners, friends & grandparents welcome too!

For more information about session dates and times, or to take part in the course, please contact EleanorKing@southendymca.org.uk 



Useful Links:

www.nationalbreastfeedinghelpline.org.uk/ or their helpline (0300 100 0212) for information and support, from 9.30am – 9.30pm every day