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 feeding support classes/groups
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||Breastfeeding + 1st time mothers group @2.15 every 3rd Tues Leixlip Library: 016060050|
|Celbridge||01 6303100||New mothers group @11.45 on 1st + 3rd Tuesday in Celbridge Primary Care Centre
BF group meet in the mill, celbridge 1st Tuesday every month, mother led
|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 (pirates cove)|
|Enfield||046 9541185||⃝Thurs@12noon in Knightsbridge Primary Care, Trim:046-9420800
An informal meetup group in Football club, mother led
|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.
Blackrock clinic: https://drsiunmurphy.com/services/tongue-tie/
GP in leinster clinic, Maynooth Dr Nevil Wilson (01) 505 2135
Camden Medical: Dr Alan O’Reilly 01-4536636
Check these breastfeeding groups online for local groups:
Leixlip/Dublin west group (often advertised on FB if you join their page)
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.
FOBF meet in 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
Breastfeeding mums in Dublin
Breastfeeding mammies in Kildare
Celbridge Mammies meetup
Baby Friendly Cinema
Baby Friendly Swimming pool
Cheeverstown pool beside the tallagh exit www.cheeverstown.ie 01-4905988
Naas pool also have baby swims
Glenroyal have baby swims
See www.babymassageireland.com to see what instructors in your area. Private Healthcare providers may reimburse some or all the cost so please check with them in advance to see if you or your partner are eligible
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. For more info on the Maynooth and Celbridge Baby massage classes that Adeline runs click here. Suitable from birth.
Baby/Child Friendly Beginners Pilates class:
Beginners with Adeline in Celbridge on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Advanced with Adeline in Celbridge on 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 up to teenagers but there is lots and 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: Community space Thursday @9.30
Maynooth multiples group
Leixlip: Parish centre: Toddler group, Mon/Thurs 10-12am 016243673
Kilcock: Muscial group for mums