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Breast-Feeding Support

General breastfeeding advice and support is available from:

  1. Your Community Midwife or
  2. Your Health Visitor at your local GP surgery or Health Centre

Breastfeeding Helpline and Breastfeeding Problems Clinic

Specialist help with breastfeeding is available at Forth Park Hospital, Kirkcaldy from a specially trained breastfeeding co-ordinator (Irene Fenske) who will discuss any issues with you, and where necessary arrange to see you. She can be contacted between 9am and 5pm on 07810 637 767. For advice outwith these hours, please call the same number and a midwife from the Breastfeeding Support Helpline, will answer any problems or questions you may have.

The Breastfeeding Problems Clinic runs on Mondays and Thursdays 9am-1pm in the Parenthood Room at Forth Park. No appointment is necessary.

Breastfeeding Buddies Project

The Breastfeeding Buddies Project offers information, advice and support to pregnant and breastfeeding women. The Buddies are volunteer mums with recent breastfeeding experience who have undertaken training in breastfeeding management. They can talk to you on the phone, visit you at home or meet you at a convenient location.
The project currently operates in Glenrothes and the Lochgelly Regeneration Area (Lochgelly, Lochore, Cardenden, Kelty, Cowdenbeath, Crossgates)
Specialist advice to resolve breastfeeding problems is also available from the project co-ordinator. If you would like a Buddy, further information or advice contact Gina Graham, (Breastfeeding Peer Support Co-ordinator) House 3, Lynebank Hospital, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 4UW. Tel: 01383 565331 Mobile: 07748 704901.

If any of this information needs updated please contact Hazel Cunningham: 01383 565440
Or email h.cunningham@nhs.net

Breastfeeding Groups


Auchtermuchty Auchtermuchty Church,
Session House, High St.
Thursday 10-11am
Contact: Andrea Gray 01337 826633

Dunfermline Viewfield Centre
Viewfield Terrace,Dunfermline
Thursday 11-12noon
Contact: Joanne Munro 01383 622062

Inverkeithing Inverkeithing Library
Church Street
Thursday 1:30-3:00pm
Contact: Lynne Shields 01383 623623 Ext. 4202

Kirkcaldy Cottage Family Centre
29-31 Cawder Cres.
Friday 1:00-2:30pm
Contact: Carol Murray 01592 269489

Glenrothes Rothes Halls Kingdom Centre
Glenrothes
Wednesday 1-3:15pm
Contact: Anne Gibson 01592 743431

Cupar Westfield Nursery
Westfield Road, Cupar
Wednesday 10:30-12noon
Contact: Rona Haig 01334 656812

East Neuk Skeith Health Centre,
E. Neuk
Thursday 10-12noon
Contact: Sian Baxter 01333 310329

Leuchars The Hive
Leuchars
Thursday 11-12 noon
Contact: Hazel Sturrock 01334 870788

St Andrews Meeting Room, St Andrews Health Centre
Wednesdays, 2.00-3.30pm
Contact:  

Tayport St Margarets Hall
Wednesdays, 10.00-11.00 am
Contact: Sharon Fulton 01382 542785

 

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