Breastfeeding Support Group

The Pregnancy and Parents Centre  offers La Leche League breastfeeding groups 3 times per month.   These groups aim to help mothers to breastfeed through mother to mother support, encouragement, information and  education.  The LLL groups are informal meetings which are open to all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.  Children are always welcome, as too are female friends and relatives.

There is no need to book or a requirement to come to every meeting but you are welcome to keep coming to meetings for as long as you wish.

The meetings are split between supporting mothers breastfeeding babies and mothers breastfeeding toddlers but you are welcome to come along to both to get support and encouragement.

Baby meetings follow a cycle of four broad topics: Why breastfeeding is good for mothers and babies, Getting off to a good start, Overcoming or avoiding challenges and difficulties, Nutrition and weaning.  You can see which themes will be discussed on the dates below.

Toddler meetings look at the questions mothers have as their breastfeeding babies grow older – attitudes to extended breastfeeding, nighttime parenting, how weaning happens, etc.

All meetings make time for mothers’ questions – if you have a question, please ask!


LLL believes that mothers know their own babies best.  We want you to feel free to express your own ideas and experiences and to take from meetings the ideas that work for you and your family.

Meeting dates and times

The sessions run on the second and fourth Friday of the month and the third Saturday of the month from 10.30am-12.30pm

Friday Baby meetings

Friday Toddler meetings

Saturday meetings

14th July

28th July -Botanics Picnic

22nd July

11th August

25th August

19th August

8th September

22nd September

16th September

13th October

27th October

21st October

10th November

24th November

18th November

8th December – Final meeting 2017

 No meeting  No meeting

Between meetings you can ring these numbers for information and support from local leaders:

Eden            (0131) 336 2641

Lynsey         (01324) 414424

or you can get help from LLL GB’s 24 hour breastfeeding helpline on  0845 120 2918 or its website


For more information on La Leche League see the La Leche League Edinburgh Website

Led by Karla Napier, Eden Anderson, Gillian Baxendine, Lynsey Hansford and Jane Hart

Suggested donation £2 per session



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