Breastfeeding Cafés welcome all expectant mums who are exclusively or partially breastfeeding.

No appointment needed
All pregnant or breastfeeding mums are welcome to drop in at any time during opening hours. Cafés are generally open once a week and locations vary across the county.

Run by trained staff
All cafés are run by health professionals, such as health visitors, midwives, early years workers and peer supports, all of whom have received extra breastfeeding training to offer good support.

Help with every aspect of breastfeeding
Help is available on all aspects of breastfeeding and its impact on daily like - from starting to stopping and everthing in between.
In a relaxed, informal atmosphere you can:
• Chat to other mums and build your confidence.
• Get one-to-one help from specially trained staff
• Look at books and leaflets.

Breastfeeding Cafés in your area:


9.30 – 11.30am
Mount Pleasant Breastfeeding Café
Mount Pleasant Children’s Centre, Newton Lane, DL3 9HE
Tel: 01326406345

2.00 – 3.30pm
Dodmire Breastfeeding Café
Dodmire Children’s Centre
Rydal Road, DL1 4BH
Tel: 01325 406177

9.30 – 11.30am
McNay Street Breastfeeding Café
Creche room
McNay Street Children’s centre 2 McNay Street, DL3 6SW
Tel: 01325 406250

1.00 – 3.00pm
Skerne Park Breastfeeding Café
Skerne Park Children’s Centre
Coleridge Gardens, DL1 5AJ
Tel: 01325 405600

9.30 – 11.30am
Dolphin Centre Breastfeeding Café
Market Place Darlington DL3 0BD
Tel: 01325 746367


1.00 – 3.00pm
Stanley Breastfeeding Café
Stanley Children’s centre
Clifford Road, Stanley Co Durham, DH9 0AB
Tel: 03000 266150

10.00 - 12.00pm
Consett Breastfeeding Café
Tesco Community Room
Consett Co Durham DH8 0JX
Tel: 03000 268634

East Durham


1.30 – 3.00pm
Seaham Breastfeeding Café
Seaham Children’s Centre
North Terrace, Seaham Co Durham, SR7 8QE
Tel: 03000 267470

10.30 – 12pm
Peterlee Breastfeeding Café
Hill Rigg House
Lowhills road, Peterlee, SR8 2DW
Tel: 03000 266 170

1.00 – 2.30pm
Easington Breastfeeding Café
Easington Children’s Centre
Whickham Street, Easington Colliery, Co Durham, SR8 3DJ
Tel: 03000 268486

Durham / Chester-le-Street

10.00 – 11.30am
Laurel Avenue Children’s Centre
The Woodlands, Gilesgate, Durham DH1 2EY
Tel: 03000 269833

1.00 – 2.00pm
Sacriston Breastfeeding Café
Sacriston Surgery
Front Street, Sacriston, Durham DH7 6JW
Tel: 03000 262701, 03000 269869

1.00 – 2.30pm
Freemans Quay Breastfeeding Café
Dance Studio, Freemans Quay
Walkergate, Durham DH1 1SW
Tel: 03000 261115

1.45 – 3.30pm
Bullion Lane Breastfeeding Café
Chester-le-Street, Co Durham DH2 1EZ
Tel: 03000 269869

1.00 – 2.30pm
Ushaw Moor Breastfeeding Café
Ushaw Moor Children’s Centre, Durham Road, Ushaw Moor, DH7 7LF
Tel: 03000 269839

Sedgefield / Newton Aycliffe

1.30 – 3.00pm
Shildon Breastfeeding Café
Shildon Health Centre
Church Street Shildon DL4 1DU
Tel: 07392194079, 07392194093

10.30 – 12.00pm
Spennymoor Breastfeeding Café
Spennymoor leisure Centre
High Street, Spennymoor DL16 6DB
Tel: 03000 261617

1.30 – 3.00pm
Fishburn Breastfeeding Café
Fishburn Education Centre
East View Fishburn Co Durham TS21 4AU
Tel: 03000 269021

1.30 – 3.00pm
Newton Aycliffe Breastfeeding Café
Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre
Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe DL5 4HT
Tel: 03000 261781

1.30 – 3.00pm Fortnightly
Ferryhill Breastfeeding Café
Dean Bank Children’s centre
12 Beaumont Street, Ferryhill, DL17 8PH
Tel: 03000 269021

Durham Dales

1.00 – 2.30pm
Willington Breastfeeding Café
Willington Children’s Centre
Chapel Street DL15 0EQ
Tel: 03000 268445

1.00 – 2.30pm
Barnard Castle Breastfeeding Café
Barnard Castle Outreach Centre
Stoneleigh, Galgate Barnard Castle DL12 8EY
Tel: 03000 261120

1.00 – 3.00pm
Crook Breastfeeding Café
Crook Health Centre
Hope Street, Crook, DL15 9HU
Tel: 03000 268445

10.00 – 12.00pm
Bishop Auckland Breastfeeding Café
Woodhouse Close Children’s Centre
Walker Drive, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6EB
Tel: 03000 266578

Some cafes run term time only so it’s best to ring or check with your health professional first.