THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DO NOT ATTEND ANY OF THE GROUPS BELOW UNLESS YOU CONTACT THEM FIRST TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE RUNNING AND THAT IT IS SUITABLE FOR YOU TO ATTEND.
ALWAYS CONTACT A GROUP THAT YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING IN ADVANCE AS CLASS TIMES CAN BE CHANGED OR CANCELLED.
Information below has been gathered over many years from mums who have attended my classes. I cannot recommend any of the people, groups or classes below so please do your research before attending groups or making appointments to see someone.
|HSE support classes
You can always be pumping and bottling if uncomfortable breastfeeding initially.
|Maynooth||01 6106130||BF group on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month @10.30
|Leixlip||01 6244931||1st time mothers group @2.15 every 2nd Tues Leixlip Library:016060050|
|Celbridge||01 6303100||New mothers group @11.45 on 1st + 3rd Tuesday in Celbridge Library|
|BF group 2nd + 4th Thurs of the month @11am (Primary Care Centre).
1st and 3rd Thursday Parish Office
|Lucan||01 6100020||BF group on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month @2pm|
Thurs@12noon in Knightsbridge Primary Care, Trim:046-9420800
|Dunboyne||01 8251622||BF group on Mondays@11.30|
|Kildare||045 522214||With public health nurse, every Monday @11am|
Post-natal Mother and Baby check as required with your PHN + GP + Midwife if one in your doctors clinic.
Usually there is a Physio led Postnatal class run in your maternity hospital: usually free to attend
As an in-patient you can attend but may/may not be able to bring your baby with you to the class.
You may also be able to attend after you return home with your baby
Private Health care support
Some private health care insurers provide partial or full cover for a cleaner, midwife or lactation consultant or breastfeeding consultant to come to your home.
Lactation consultant: www.alcireland.ie. Some lactation consultants can also assess Tongue tie and cost may be reimbursed by private health care providers.
Tongue and lip Tie specialists, Prices vary greatly, you need someone who is specifically qualified to assess this.
GP in leinster clinic. Maynooth Dr Nevil Wilson
Camden Medical: Dr Alan O’Reilly 01-4536636
Check these breastfeeding groups online for local groups:
Telephone support available form Breastfeeding coucillers
Meeting in Celbridge/Lucan but location can change monthly
Signup for buddy system online and receive support from another mum who lives locally.
Castletown house, Celbridge @10.30 on the 3rd Friday of the month firstname.lastname@example.org
Playzone, Celbridge, 2nd and 4th Monday of the month @10.30 €5.50, tea/coffee included
In Citywest: 1st + 3rd Monday of the month @2pm
Facebook breastfeeding groups:
Breastfeeding mums in Dublin
Breastfeeding mammies in Kildare
Baby Friendly Cinema
Baby Friendly Swimming pool
Cheeverstown pool beside the tallagh exit www.cheeverstown.ie 01-4905988
See www.babymassageireland.com to see what instructors in your area.
Classes vary greatly in duration and what is covered + what age baby can attend from e.g. some classes allow you to attend from birth (incl prem’s) and other classes ask mums to wait until 6weeks or more.
—Adeline runs classes in Celbridge + Maynooth with are suitable for parent and baby to attend from birth up to pre crawling. €100 per adult (€50 to repeat or free if you have also done Pilates) for 5 two hour classes which consists of 1 hour massage and 1 hour covering a specific topic for example, 3 separate classes specifically cover tummy issues, sleeping/napping and how what you do now impacts on your child’s ability to run, write, drive. You also get access to an online resource which covers most issues that arise when you have a baby. If you attend Pilates and Baby Massage you can repeat either baby massage or beginners Pilates for free. Healthcare may reimburse some or all the cost so please check with them in advance to see if you or your partner are eligible.—
Baby/Child Friendly Beginners Pilates class:
Beginners with Adeline in Celbridge on Monday@10am and Tuesday@12.30pm. Advanced with Adeline in Celbridge on Monday@11am and Tuesdays@9.30am. Similar to evening classes but Mum can bring baby and feed, wind etc. as appropriate. Older children also welcome. €100 for 8 classes which includes 1-2-1 to review pelvic floor exercises and assess tummy diastasis and band integrity. €50 to repeat or free if you have also done baby massage.
If you attend Pilates and Baby Massage you can repeat either baby massage or beginners Pilates for free
Post-natal physio apt to assess Pelvic Floor, Diastasis Recti, Linea Alba + Posture ideally between 1-8 weeks (based on recent research). Other issues discussed as appropriate. Home appointment may be more appropriate for advising on posture relating to feeding positions etc.
Clinic apt €40, home visit €50 (location dependent).
Paeds First Aid run by Irish Red cross
Click here for further details,
Dietician Talk with Sarah Keogh focusing on birth to 3years old but there is lots of time for questions.
Click here for further details
Mother and Baby Yoga
Other groups: May not be suitable for babies under 3 months old.
Maynooth Parent and Toddler group: