At Breastfeeding Together we provide new mums with personal postnatal breastfeeding support for the first six weeks of your baby’s life, and group support until your breastfeeding journey ends.
Our trained and experienced peer supporters provide information and support which is evidence-based, accurate and up-to-date within a variety of settings.
At The Hospital
Our trained volunteers staff the ward at Wigan hospital, in order to help you get the breastfeeding support you and your little one need from the very start. Peer supporters provide support on delivery suite, maternity ward, neonatal unit and children’s ward. Unfortunately we are unable to provide hospital support if you deliver at a hospital outside of the Wigan borough.
In the community, peer supporters provide home visits for up to 6 weeks and beyond to families who require it. The support is tailored to meet the needs of each family, with proactive telephone/text support if needed.
Our support includes positioning and attachment, expressing and overcoming breastfeeding challenges.
At Breastfeeding Support Groups
Breastfeeding drop-in groups are a key part of the support offered to breastfeeding mothers in Wigan. There are groups across Wigan on different days of the week. Some are staffed by nursery nurses and health visitors in addition to our own peer supporters, enabling you to get your baby weighed and checked if you have any concerns.
Groups are also the ideal place to meet other breastfeeding mums, have a chat and share your own experiences. They are a great start if you are feeling apprehensive about feeding in public. Sometimes they’re just an excuse to get out of the house (the days are short but the hours can be long when you’re on your own with a little one.)
Whatever your reason for attending a group, you’ll have a warm and friendly welcome. Find your nearest breastfeeding group.
Live chat with a breastfeeding peer supporter is available between 7pm-10pm everyday. To access click the pink box at the bottom of the screen.
Breastfeeding Support Line
Breastfeeding Together provide a support line for breastfeeding mothers in Wigan borough. If you need information or support contact us on 07598 704389 (7 days a week 9am-8pm)