A NEW group has been set up in York to offer advice to mums on breast feeding.

The new Tang Hall Nurture group meets at the Avenues Children’s Centre from 10am until 11.30am on Tuesdays.

Lynn Fitzharris, breastfeeding lead for the City of York Health Visiting Team, said: “We are continuing to promote breastfeeding through the Nurture breastfeeding support groups, which offer continued support to mums with breastfeeding problems.

“We are delighted to launch our third Nurture group at the Avenues Children’s Centre providing support in the Tang Hall area of the city.

“Mums can attend with babies for help with breastfeeding problems including attachment and positioning, alongside advice on dealing with thrush and tongue tie. It is a relaxed and friendly group. Mums-to-be are also welcome to attend along with partners and grandparents.”

Nurture was first established in Acomb in 2011 and a second group was set up in spring 2013 in Clifton.

The groups provide support to mums in areas where there was previously no access to support and low breastfeeding rates.

Other support groups are at Explore in Acomb, on Friday from 10am to 11.30am and Clifton Children’s Centre on Thursdays from 1pm to 2.30pm.