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 groups

The groups are informal and you can just drop-in. You can get support before you have your baby too. Partners and 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
Darfield Family Centre Thursday  9.30am to 10.30am 
Darton Family Centre Wednesday  9.30am to 10.30am 
Dearne Family Centre Third Tuesday of the month  9.30am to 10.30am 
Grimethorpe Family Centre Wednesday (term time only)  9.30am to 10.30am 
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

Antenatal infant feeding discussions

Before you have your baby you can come along to our dedicated antenatal infant feeding sessions. Partners and birthing partners are also welcome to attend.

Let us know you're planning to attend by or giving us a call.

Group Day Time
Athersley Family Centre Second Thursday of the month 1pm to 2pm
Dearne Family Centre  Third Tuesday of the month 9.30am to 10.30am
Grimethorpe Family Centre First Wednesday of the month
(no session in January or August)
9.30am to 10.30am
Jump Family Centre Fourth Wednesday of the month
(no session in December)
9.30am to 10.30am
Monk Bretton Family Centre First Monday of the month
(no session in May, August or September)
9.30am to 10.30am
Penistone Family Centre  First Friday of the month
(no session in January or August)
10am to 11am

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
  • Costa Coffee, Peel Street
  • Dearne Valley Farm, Farmhouse Inns
  • Falco Lounge, the Glass Works
  • Kiddi Winx, Goldthorpe
  • Oak Star Café, Experience Barnsley
  • Playmania, Elsecar Heritage Centre
  • Poppy’s ‘Florist & Coffee Lounge, Cudworth
  • Sweet Dreams, Dessert Parlour
  • The Copper Kettle, Thurgoland

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
  • Dream Catcher Studio
  • Thurgoland Post Office
  • Round wood Health Clinic Ltd
  • Hannah’s Happy Days Childminding

Charitable organisations

  • Salvation Army, Goldthorpe
  • Priory Campus, Lundwood
  • RSPB Old Moor, Wombwell

Barnsley Markets and cafes

  • May Day Green
  • Market Parade
  • Cafes within Barnsley Markets:
    • Freddie and Henry’s
    • Hiltons Cafe
    • Bailey’s Cafe
    • Kay’s Cafe
    • Paul’s Place


  • 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 premises

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


My Dentist in :

  • Barnsley
  • Bolton Upon Dearne
  • Lundwood
  • Thurnscoe

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