ARU Breastfeeding Support Hub

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ARU Breastfeeding Support Hub is committed to supporting those who wish to feed their baby human milk. Running from our Cambridge campus, we offer face-to-face lactation information and support to families in our local community.

Information. Support. Education.

Are you an expectant or new parent who wants to provide human milk for your baby and would like more information or support?

How we can help

We offer a free weekly drop in every Tuesday 10.30am-11.30am from the Academy (canteen) on our East Road Campus in Cambridge. We offer confidential support and information around all your breastfeeding needs.

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About us

Run by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the Breastfeeding Support Hub is overseen by International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants and attended weekly by student Specialist Community Public Health Nurses training to become the community's next health visitors and school nurses.

The Breastfeeding Support Hub seeks to:

  • offer specialist professional support around all lactation issues
  • offer practical, social, and emotional support to families
  • develop capable and confident students with practical, knowledgeable, skills and experiences in human lactation.

The hub is attended by student Specialist Community Public Health Nurses, who are already on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register as nurses or midwives. Be assured that you’ll receive an independent and professional service. All support and information is given in the strictest of confidence.

Benefits for our students

Students in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Allied Health at ARU gain valuable experience by working with real-life lactation issues, under the supervision of our qualified nurses, midwives and lactation consultants.

As a student you will:

  • work with experienced nurses, midwives, and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants to give support, information and practical assistance to families
  • build your strengths and confidence in human lactation
  • develop a range of transferable skills around communication, building rapport, running a group, and leadership to enhance your employability
  • gain insight into the successes and challenges of human lactation
  • make a difference to people’s lives by offering timely, tailored information that supports their lactation journey.