About Us

A women holds her young baby nestled into her shoulder.

For bumps. For babies. For breastfeeding. For you.

Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Supporters’ Network, known fondly as GBSN, is a charity dedicated to supporting breastfeeding mothers and their families.

We currently run seven weekly breastfeeding support groups in Gloucestershire, offer one-to-one support for breastfeeding parents and workshops for pregnant people to help them prepare for their breastfeeding journey.

Our services are provided free of charge – with no fine print. We provide a service that is
complementary to your professional health team.

When you engage with any of our services, you’ll be greeted with open arms and a friendly face, no matter your reason for getting in touch.

A woman breastfeeding a baby
Two mothers smile as they hold their baby.

Breastfeeding looks different for every parent and baby team. We support families who exclusively breastfeed, express or mixed feed.

Our support includes, but is not limited to those who are:

  • About to become a parent and gathering information
  • Looking for specific support
  • Weaning off the breast
  • Nursing and bottle feeding expressed milk (including to donate)
No matter your journey or your future goals, our support network is here for you.
“I found it empowering to meet other breastfeeding mums, and to be able to talk about the issues I was having, in a non-judgmental and fully supportive environment.”
GBSN Support Group Attendee

Other ways we can support you

Rebuilding Your Milk Supply or Relactating.

We are able to listen to hear your story and to hear what is important to you to enable you to consider the options. Often, mothers say that it’s not so much about the milk, it’s more that they are missing the closeness. For some mothers, they feel that it is important that they give their breast milk.

Returning to Work.

Returning to work can be a challenging and emotional time. Will you need to express? Can you mix breast and bottles? Bottle or cup? How many times to express? Can you start expressing now? Our Breastfeeding Counsellors are here to support you and help you navigate your return to work with confidence.

Second, Third or Fourth Time Parents.

If this isn’t your first baby, we can help you plan how you’d like this time to be. Babies are very different – you may find that your second/third/fourth baby feeds differently to their younger siblings. If you’re looking for a different experience this time around, we’re here for you too.

How can we help you?

Mother feeding baby on picnic blanket.

Attend a Breastfeeding Support Group

Mother breastfeeding a young baby

Receive Help and Support by Video Call

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Prepare for Your Breastfeeding Journey