Join the Norwich Mumbler Chat group for support, advice, recommendations and just a good old chit chat!
Facebook Support Groups:
Helplines and Websites: From the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital website.
Local Midwife via Medicom 01603 481222 (baby up to 28 days old)
Association Of Breastfeeding Mothers 08444 122 949/0300 3305453 (9:30-10.30) Email: email@example.com
La Leche League 0845 120 2918
National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 100 0212
National Childbirth Trust 0300 3300771
Breastfeeding Network Supporter Line 0300 100 2010
Health Visitor 0300 300 0123 (08.00am-18.00pm Saturdays 09.00am-13.00pm)
All the support groups are friendly and welcoming and many are run in conjunction with local health professionals, family services and local mums. You don’t have to have a ‘problem’ to attend – just come along for a drink and a chat. Older children are also welcome.
Below are some of the local groups. Please call or check online before attending as timings and venues can change.
Gateway Baby Café
10:00-12:00 Alternate Mondays from 9th September 2019.
The Place, 61 Spinney Road, Thorpe St Andrew, NR7 0PL
12:00-14:00 Alternate Mondays from 7th October 2019.
Dereham Library, 59 High Street, Dereham, NR19 1DZ.
Butterflies Childrens Centre, Castle Hill, Beccles, NR34 7BQ.
Currently no support groups run on a Tuesday
12:00-14:00 and 19:00-20:00.
Clenchwarton Methodist Church, PE34 4AQ.
West Pottergate Medical Practice, Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 4BX.
Breastfeeding Support Café
1st and 3rd Friday of each month
Rowan House, Health and Wellbeing Centre, 28 Queens Road, Hethersett NR9 3DB.
Midwife Led Café
Seagulls Childrens Centre, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP.
NNUH specialist Infant Feeding Clinic – Earlham Early Years Children’s Centre,
168a Motum Road, Norwich, NR5 8EG.
Midwife and IBCLC Lactation Consultant appointments available for babies up to 28 days old. Please ask your midwife or call 01603 286058.
“The idea for the group came when I was suffering badly from PND after the birth of my twins. The very thought of a day at home on my own filled me with dread and I thought I couldn’t be the only one to feel like this so decided to start the group. Being in the four walls on your own with kids can be hard work, stressful and lack civilized conversation. The idea of this group is so that local parents get to meet other parents and also to get you out the house and having some civilised adult conversation.
Around Norfolk we have approximately 20 ambassadors(fellow mums) that organise meets for anyone to attend. The group is not just for people with PND but for anyone that likes getting out and meeting others. My mission is to get all those mums and dads out there in Norfolk that feel alone in the four walls get out and make friends!! I hope you like the group!”
A charity that provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for single parents. Chat group on Facebook for single parents in the Norwich area. For meet ups, support and friendship.
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