If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, why not come along to one of our breastfeeding groups.

Some mums and babies get the hang of breastfeeding straight away, but some may take a little more time.

Breastfeeding support groups

The groups are informal and you can just drop-in. You can get support before you have your baby too. Partners/birthing partners are also welcome.

Meet your Infant Feeding Worker and other families to share experiences or concerns. Gain confidence in feeding out and about, and make friends for life. 

Group Day Time
 Athersley Family Centre Thursday  1pm to 2pm 
 Darfield Family Centre Thursday  9.30am to 10.30am 
 Darton Family Centre Wednesday  9.30am to 10.30am 
 Dearne Family Centre 1st Tuesday of the month  9.30am to 10.30am 
 Grimethorpe Family Centre Wednesday (term time only)  9.30am to 10.30am 
 Kendray & Worsbrough Family Centre Wednesday  1pm to 2pm 
 Kiddy Winx Play Cafe, Goldthorpe Thursday  9.30am to 10.30am 
 Monk Bretton Family Centre Monday (term time only)  9.30am to 10.30am 
 Penistone Family Centre Friday (term time only)  10am to 11am 
 Wombwell Family Centre Monday 9.30am to 10.30am

Please contact us for more details about any of the groups.

You can also pick up your healthy start vitamins from the main family centres.  All women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should take vitamins as part of their daily routine. 

Breastfeeding Welcome scheme

The following venues are members of the Breastfeeding Welcome scheme:

Restaurants, cafes and food places

  • The Allotment Deli, Hoyland
  • The Bolt Hole Café, Wombwell
  • Café Crème, Penistone
  • Community Shop, Goldthorpe
  • Dearne Valley Farm, Farmhouse Inns
  • Kiddi Winx, Goldthorpe
  • Oak Star Café, Experience Barnsley
  • Playmania, Elsecar Heritage Centre
  • Poppy’s ‘Florist & Coffee Lounge, Cudworth
  • Sweet Dreams, Dessert Parlour

Businesses, shops and organisations

  • 24 Seven Support
  • Baby and Me Do, Penistone
  • Barnsley Civic
  • Barnsley Shopping Centre Ltd (Alhambra)
  • Better Barnsley shop (BMBC)
  • Blue Lights Photography, Barnsley
  • Direct2mum store
  • Les Cadeaux, Darton
  • Pottering Around, Chapeltown
  • Priory Campus, Lundwood
  • RSPB Old Moor, Wombwell
  • Salvation Army Goldthorpe


  • Elsecar Park
  • Locke Park


  • Cannon Hall
  • Cooper Art Gallery
  • Elsecar Heritage Centre
  • Experience Barnsley
  • Worsbrough Mill

Leisure centres

  • All Barnsley Premier Leisure Centres


  • Central
  • Dodworth
  • Goldthorpe
  • Hoyland
  • Mapplewell
  • Royston
  • Thurnscoe
  • Wombwell
  • Worsbrough

NHS places

  • Barnsley Hospital
  • All GP surgeries
  • All baby clinics in Barnsley

Family centres

  • Athersley
  • Cudworth
  • Darfield
  • Darton
  • Dearne
  • Grimethorpe
  • Hoyland Common
  • Jump
  • Kendray and Worsbrough
  • Lundwood
  • Monk Bretton
  • Penistone
  • Royston
  • Stairfoot
  • Thurnscoe
  • Wilthorpe
  • Wombwell
  • Worsbrough Common

Schools and colleges

  • Barnsley College
  • Jump Primary School
  • Greenfield Primary School

Places of worship

  • St John the Baptist Church, Penistone
  • St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone

You can download the Breastfeeding Welcome Here list as a PDF.

If you own a local business why not join the scheme.

Other support