Breast Feeding

Feeding your baby is not always something that comes easy, especially in the early new born days.

Whether you are formula feeding or breast feeding there are plenty of support networks available.

Research shows that 44% of Mothers are still breast feeding at 6-8 weeks.
Breastfeeding can bring a range of challenges to newborn parents, resulting in many mothers givig up breast feeding before they hoped to.

Breastfeeding support can be access through your community midwife , health visitor or childrens centre who will have details of all local support networks.

For more information about Breast Feeding in Bristol and a guide to Bristols Breast Feeding Support, click here

This VIDEO has been put together by Bristol Breastfeeding Community. It shows some parents in South Bristol talk about the support they have recieved and how important the support is to them.


Below are some Breast Feeding Support Networks in the local area. This list is by no means complete and we do advise that you use the above information to find support groups at a time or place that is convenient to you.

Local Breast Feeding Support Networks

We meet every Friday at Zion (1pm - 2.30pm) to support breast feeding mums. A lovely relaxed and friendly environment to have a cuppa and make friends.
Peer supporters are available at these sessions.
Sling consultant and Osteopath available monthly.
Zion Community Art Space
Bishopsworth Road
Bedminster Down
BS13 7JW
Telephone: 0117 9231212
The Milk Shed

The Milk Shed aims to be a comfortable home from home for new parents, and parents-to-be, to make friends and enjoy classes, workshops and support groups from pregnancy through to first steps and beyond. Whilst enjoying delicious cakes, snacks and drinks.

For more info CLICK HERE 

Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend 24/7

A Facebook group: When you first start breastfeeding, you may have lots of questions, but we're here to help! Try our Breastfeeding Friend Chatbot for support and advice with your breastfeeding journey.

Run by: Start for Life home - NHS (

Start for Life website

Whether you decide to breastfeed or formula feed (or a bit of both), we have advice and tips to support you.

It can take time to feel confident about feeding your baby, but there is lots of help available.

Breastfeeding - NHS (