Bosom Buddies provide mum-to-mum breastfeeding information and support
Come and chat to us at one the groups running across Leeds throughout the week
Your baby’s umbilical cord is a valuable source of stem cells which can be collected and stored. These cells may be used as a crucial part of treating or curing an illness. Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born, which are both usually thrown away after the birth. However, as this is a rich source of stem cells, it can be collected, processed and stored to be used later for potential treatment.
Based just outside London, Smart Cells are the UK’s first cord blood storage company. Collecting and storing cord blood from newborn babies has become more well-known over recent years, but many are still unaware of the fantastic opportunities it can give your child and their siblings throughout their lives.
More than 80 medical conditions, ranging from cerebral palsy to sickle cell disease and many more in between, can currently be treated using cord blood stem cells.
Smart Cells are currently leading the way in advances into stem cell research to identify more conditions and symptoms that can be treated using cord blood, with 20 stem cell samples released for clinical use since 2005 – this is more than any other private cord blood company in the UK.
Pregnancy and starting a family are full of special moments that you don’t want to miss. You only have one chance to store your baby’s cord blood. Contact Smart Cells to find out more.
Learn more about Smart Cells at their website or on social media:
Get in touch to find out more about your options:
Visit the Breastfeeding Community Yorkshire website for a list of breastfeeding support groups.
Leeds Council breastfeeding support groups: These groups are all run slightly differently; however you can rest assured you will always be welcomed by a friendly face and refreshments! All group leaders undertake breastfeeding training so that they can offer specific support. These groups are open to all breastfeeding mums. Leeds Breastfeeding Support Groups – full details and locations via this link.
NCT Breastfeeding Helpline www.nct.org.uk 0300 330 0770 (8am-11pm)
La Leche League www.laleche.org.uk 0345 120 2918
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 0300 3305453 www.abm.me.uk
Breastfeeding Network 0300 1000212 www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk
LeedsBosom Buddies provide mum-to-mum breastfeeding information and support. Chat at one the groups running across Leeds throughout the week. Click here for details
Health Improvement Specialist – Infant Feeding Sally – 07712 214867
Breastfeeding Clinic (HV referral only) Meanwood Health Centre – 0113 8433350
Hospital Infant Feeding Team (midwives) 0113 2065367
NCT BREASTFEEDING COUNSELLORS
Fran – LS8 07971 841972
Val – LS16 0113 2933176
Kathy – LS18 07872490197
Nadia – LS18 07962223292
BREAST PUMP HIRE Anne – LS8 0113 2948795 Fran – LS8 07971 841972
Chapeltown/Harehills 10:00-12:00pm Chapeltown Children’s Centre, Leopold Street LS7 4AW Contact: Health Visiting Team 0113 8435683
Moortown 1:00-2:30pm Moortown Children’s Centre, Lidgett Lane LS17 6QP Contact: 0113 8435683
Wetherby 1-2:30pm Wetherby Children’s Centre Hallfield Lane, Wetherby LS22 6JS Contact: 01937 581102
Specialist Breastfeeding Clinic: Breastfeeding Clinic at Meanwood Health Centre 9:3012:30 on a referral basis.
We offer breastfeeding support to mothers are every stage of their breastfeeding journey. Run by a team of volunteers with breastfeeding experience and appropriate counselling training. Call our helpline on 0345 120 2918 for support or search online for your nearest support group.
A free drop-in Baby Cafe providing information and support (and homemade cake!) for pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their families. It’s a part of NCT and is an amazing resource for new mums as they can come along for and get free support from an IBCLC.
Meet every Friday, 12-2pm at Gipton Methodist Church, 14 Oak Tree Pl, Leeds, LS9 6SL
What is a Breastfeeding Group? These groups are all run slightly differently; however you can rest assured you will always be welcomed by a friendly face and refreshments! All group leaders undertake breastfeeding training so that they can offer specific support. These groups are open to all breastfeeding mums.
Leeds Breastfeeding Support Groups – full details and locations via this link.
If you need to contact a member of the health visiting service please contact the SPA on 0113 8435683.
A free community led mums group, providing social support for pregnant mums and mums with children 0-4 years. A space where mums can feel empowered.
Stay and Play Sessions take place on a Monday, 10am – 12pm at Stainbeck United Reformed Church, Meanwood, LS7 2PP
For practical and emotional support in all areas of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood including help with feeding. Calling us costs the same as any local call, however, if you have free ‘inclusive’ minutes on a landline or mobile, it will be included in those.
0300 330 0700
Wednesday, 2:15pm – 3:15pm
A drop-in session, run by a maternity support worker offering advice and support for late pregnancy and early parenthood. A chance to meet other new mums. Older siblings are welcome, toys will be available.
Free Session. Refreshments included! Please text or call Julie on 07920 548085 to confirm attendance and for any queries.
Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ
Baby and infant sleep consultants recommended by other Mumblers.
We meet at Brackenwood Community Centre, The Highwood Building, LS8 1RJ
Independent sling and carrier advice service offering carrier fittings, information, safety checks and rental, based in West Leeds.
Weekly drop in sessions at:
Visit : https://wyslinglibrary.com/calendar/0113 210 0855 for more info