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Supporting mums on their breastfeeding journey in Salford and Bury

We empower women to be open about their breastfeeding experiences and inspire others to breastfeed for longer. We have been supporting mums on their breastfeeding journeys since 2014 and we believe that every mum should have the chance to have a happy, safe and comfortable breastfeeding journey.

Become a peer support Volunteer

Give back to the community by joining our dedicated team of volunteers! We have various roles available.

Make a Donation

Your donation can help us keep vital breastfeeding support free for parents and help more families access specialist support when needed.

Make a self referral

Make a self referral to BOOBS if you need 1:1 breastfeeding support from one of our trained peer support volunteers, or specialist support from one of our partner organisations.

BOOBS Approved safe spaces to breastfeed across Salford and Bury
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Mums supported on their breastfeeding journey since 2015
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Items of specialist breastfeeding equipment paid for from donations
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ABOUT US

Award-winning breastfeeding support for families in Salford & Bury

Our values

BOOBS is proudly supported by:

Who we are

We are an independent project, part of the award-winning charity Visit from the Stork. We’ve been championing breastfeeding for 10 years through awareness campaigns, social events, workshops, 1:1 and group support. We want to Be Open On Breastfeeding – and we aim to inspire, empower and educate the next generation of parents across Greater Manchester.

Peer support

We support mums through online and face-to-face peer support appointments with our trained volunteers who are all breastfeeding mums living in Salford or Bury.

BOOBS cafes

We run monthly breastfeeding cafes which are social sessions, perfect for meeting other mums and reaching out for support if needed.

BOOBS Approved

Our BOOBS Approved venues are local independent businesses, all creating a safe, friendly space for you to breastfeed in with no obligation to spend a penny.

Antenatal classes

We run 3-week antenatal sessions focused specifically on breastfeeding. Aimed at parents-to-be who are 30+ weeks pregnant, these sessions are free to access and run throughout the year.

Pram Walks

We run weekly pram and sling walks across Bury borough to bring mums together to get active, learn more about their local area and access breastfeeding support.

Events

We run regular social and education events throughout the year including in World Breastfeeding Week in August. This year, we are also hosting fundraising events to raise money as a charity.

What is BOOBS?

We have lots of projects going on within BOOBS in Greater Manchester all of which aim to create a support network for parents, connecting families together and helping them through both hard times and celebrating the good. 

Peer support

We support mums through online and face-to-face peer support appointments with our trained volunteers who are all breastfeeding mums living in Salford or Bury.

BOOBS cafes

We run monthly breastfeeding cafes which are social sessions, perfect for meeting other mums and reaching out for support if needed.

BOOBS Approved

Our BOOBS Approved venues are local independent businesses, all creating a safe, friendly space for you to breastfeed in with no obligation to spend a penny.

Events

We run regular social and education events throughout the year including in World Breastfeeding Week in August. This year, we are also hosting fundraising events to raise money as a charity.

Antenatal classes

We run 3-week antenatal sessions focused specifically on breastfeeding. Aimed at parents-to-be who are 30+ weeks pregnant, these sessions are free to access and run throughout the year. Get a friendly intro to breastfeeding, arm yourself with good information and make new friends!

Pram Walks

We run weekly pram and sling walks across Bury borough to bring mums together to get active, learn more about their local area and access breastfeeding support.

Donate to help support us continue our work

As a charity, our essential running costs and all of our projects and services rely heavily on donations. Much of the grant funding we receive has to be used for specific, restricted purposes to be able to deliver our work. With donations, we have more flexibility in deciding how the money will be used.

Any donations received through BOOBS will enable us to reach more women and families, improve and expand our services. If you’ve ever accessed our webchat or 1:1 support services, attended an antenatal session or even just looked at this website and found some useful information, please consider donating. We are joining in with Visit from the Stork’s 10for10 campaign to raise funds. If you wish to make a monthly donation, please get in touch.

£5

Could help pay for travel expenses for mums to access our support services

£10

Could help pay towards running our antenatal sessions

£25

Could help pay for refreshments for mums at our pram walks & social events

£30

Could help pay for new breastfeeding information leaflets

£80

Could help a new mum access IBCLC support

£100

Could help train 2 new volunteers as peer supporters

Our Inspiring Volunteers

Our amazing team of dedicated volunteers donate their time and expertise to help support breastfeeding mothers across Salford and Bury

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Becky

Peer support volunteer

Hi, I’m Becky. I live in Salford with my fiancé, my dog (a slightly feral Greek rescue ) and my little boy Murphy who is now 2 years old. I’m a work at home mum who loves strong coffee, good food and long walks in the park! ✨☕️

Rebecca

Peer support volunteer

Hey, I’m Rebecca 👋🏻 I've been a peer supporter with BOOBS since January 2023, and during that time I have physically and emotionally supported many families at various stages of breastfeeding, from getting breastfeeding established right through to weaning.

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Esme

Peer support volunteer

Hi I’m esme, Mama to my first baby Raphael. 🙌 I have always loved breastfeeding but have had rocky times facing a tongue tie which was resolved at 8 weeks was a major hurdle for me and one I couldn’t have got over without the help of the BOOBS Bury team.

Mary

Peer support volunteer

My name is Mary, I'm a dedicated breastfeeding volunteer with BOOBS. I am passionate about empowering new mothers and infants on their path to successful breastfeeding.

About BOOBS_becky volunteer photo

Becky

Peer support volunteer

Hi, I’m Becky. I live in Salford with my fiancé, my dog (a slightly feral Greek rescue ) and my little boy Murphy who is now 2 years old. I’m a work at home mum who loves strong coffee, good food and long walks in the park! ✨☕️

Rebecca

Peer support volunteer

Hey, I’m Rebecca 👋🏻 I've been a peer supporter with BOOBS since January 2023, and during that time I have physically and emotionally supported many families at various stages of breastfeeding, from getting breastfeeding established right through to weaning.

About BOOBS_esme volunteer photo

Esme

Peer support volunteer

Hi I’m esme, Mama to my first baby Raphael. 🙌 I have always loved breastfeeding but have had rocky times facing a tongue tie which was resolved at 8 weeks was a major hurdle for me and one I couldn’t have got over without the help of the BOOBS Bury team.

Mary

Peer support volunteer

My name is Mary, I'm a dedicated breastfeeding volunteer with BOOBS. I am passionate about empowering new mothers and infants on their path to successful breastfeeding.

Ready to Change Lives? Become a Volunteer With Us!

Whether it is a breastfeeding peer supporter or if you just want to help out at an event, join our team of amazing volunteers and give back to your community!

What our clients say

"Over the weekend we took the next step and my daughter has fully weaned! I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help and support, without our chat I don’t think I could have done it."

Mum
Salford

"I've come to the cafe because your help with my daughter on webchat was so great. I really appreciate your help and wanted to come and meet others and see further what it's all about."

Service User
Salford

"Kerry has been an absolute lifeline to me as I have started my breastfeeding journey. We first met during an antenatal breastfeeding group in which helpful knowledge was shared to understand breastfeeding and skills demonstrated so we were informed in advance of what was required."

Vikki
Bury