Support and Services Calderdale


Baby Cafe – Calderdale Breastfeeding Peer Support

Calderdale Breastfeeding Peer Support can offer breastfeeding advice and support at Halifax Baby Café, every Thursday between 1-3pm.

You can get help and advice on anything from pain to the most comfortable holds and reflux, have your baby checked for tongue tie and have them weighed. I’ve been myself and it was incredibly reassuring and friendly.

Baby Cafe Halifax is held at Halifax Central Library, Square Road, Halifax.

Boothtown Children’s Centre – Breastfeeding Group

Friendly and supportive group for breastfeeding mums and their families.

Held in a relaxed setting, it’s hosted by peer supporters and there are activities provided for older siblings.

Free tea and coffee!

For more information, contact the Children’s Centre on 01422 250365 or ask your health visitor or midwife.

  • Mondays, 1.30-3pm. Boothtown Children’s Centre, Rawson Street North, Halifax. HX3 6PU.

Breastfeeding Support Groups (Children’s Centres)

Relaxed and informal advice and support from the health visiting team. No appointment necessary.


  • Breastfeeding Friends Group, Wellholme Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am


  • Breastfeeding Group, Todmorden Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am

Breastfeeding Workshop for Parents-To-Be

For all pregnant women under the care of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Maternity Services.

This free two hour workshop focuses on breastfeeding as the optimum way of feeding a baby.

The session aims to help parents and babies to get breastfeeding off to the best possible start. Partners are most welcome, please book them a place.

The best time to attend is between weeks 34-36 of your pregnancy.

Book online at under Services, or call 0771 751 7563.

Calderdale Breastfeeding Support Network

Mums who are breastfeeding may, at times, need some extra help and support and that is where the Calderdale Breastfeeding Support Network can help.

The network is made up of women who have breastfed their own children and who work as volunteers alongside other health professionals to offer support to breastfeeding mums.

All Peer Supporters have received training and can offer information during pregnancy and friendly, non-judgemental support after baby’s birth.

A Peer Supporter can offer you:

  • Time in which to give any help you need with breastfeeding
  • Help in getting the baby latched on properly
  • More information about breastfeeding difficulties and how to overcome them
  • Telephone support to any breastfeeding woman
  • Social networking, befriending and contact with other breastfeeding women
  • Support at local breastfeeding groups
  • Support at Baby Caf√©, Children’s Centre groups, antenatal clinics and hospitals.

Calderdale Breastfeeding Support Network: 07920 466660, or email


Food Banks

If you need help with food, local food banks include:

Gathering Place/Winter Shelter, Halifax

St Augustine’s Centre, Halifax

Halifax Homeless and Community Kitchen, Halifax

North Halifax Food Bank

Elland Food Bank       

Brighouse Food Bank

Todmorden Food Bank                     

Old Library Food Bank, Cornholme

La Leche League

Friendly and effective mum-to-mum support for breastfeeding. You don’t have to be having problems to attend the monthly meetings – although they always get priority – bring your triumphs too and help support other mums!

Come if you’re pregnant or preparing for motherhood, a new mum, an experienced mum or a mum’s support person. Older siblings welcome.

£1 per meeting donation appreciated, and a snack to share wherever possible.

To confirm dates or if you have an issue that can’t wait, call Rebecca on 01706 433 712 or Ellen on 01422 844 314 or email

La Leche League Calderdale. Machpelah House, Hebden Bridge. Last Friday of the month, 10am-12pm.


Weaning Support Group (Children’s Centres)

  • First Wednesday of the month at Boothtown Children’s Centre. 11am-12pm.
  • First Friday of the month at Jubilee Children’s Centre. 11.30am-12.30pm.

No need to book, just drop in!