Meetings

Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding their child(ren) are invited to attend our meetings. All ages and stages are welcome too – not just tiny babies or those with struggles. In fact, we encourage it! Mums and parents sharing their breastfeeding experiences is at the heart of LLL meetings ❤️. Loanhead always welcomes partners for the second half of the meeting. Buccleuch has partner meetings twice a year.

What to expect

As you arrive, you’ll be offered a warm drink and refreshments. We tend to sit in a circle and start with introductions, a group discussion about a particular aspect of breastfeeding, and then time for your questions. If you’re pregnant, you’re very welcome at our meetings! You might also like to attend our online antenatal course .

If you’ve not been to an in person meeting before, have a look at this short video to see what to expect. Meetings will obviously not be exactly as they were, but it’s a start! Starting in September, we are pleased to include warm drinks and home-baking at our meetings again! 🍰🍪

Meetings calendar

If you can’t make an LLL Edinburgh meeting, you are welcome to join any other virtual meeting happening across the country. Have a look at the LLLGB calendar for more information.

Online Meetings

We have a new regular meeting for everyone in Scotland!

Whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding a newborn or older child, online meetings can be a convenient, stress-free way of meeting other parents or asking any questions that are on your mind. Join LLL in Scotland from 1 June 2022 on our new evening Zoom, every first and third Wednesday of the month from 8pm.

In-person Meetings

City Centre: Cornerstone Centre

(corner of Princes Street/Lothian Road)

Join us every first Friday of the month at 10:30. It’s helpful if you fill out this form before attending the next meeting. Eden and Thea will be there to welcome you! LLL is not affiliated with any religion, we are hiring the space at an affordable rate.

Here’s what the Cornerstone Centre looks like:

Gilmerton Community Centre

Join us every second Tuesday of the month at 10:30. Please fill out this form to reserve a space at the next meeting. We’ll be meeting at Gilmerton Community Centre , 4 Drum Street Edinburgh EH17 8QG. Miriam will be there to welcome you!

Loanhead Leisure Centre

Join us every second Sunday of the month at 11:00 at the Loanhead Leisure Centre , George Avenue EH20 9LA. The first part of the meeting is reserved to pregnant or breastfeeding parents, from 12pm onwards we welcome partners and supporters to join the second part of the meeting.

Please fill out this form to reserve a space. Nicole will be there to welcome you!

LifeCare Centre, Stockbridge

Join us every third Thursday of the month at 13:30. Please fill out this form before attending the next meeting.

We’ll be meeting at the LifeCare Centre 2 Cheyne St, Edinburgh EH4 1JB. Victoria and Sarah will be there to welcome you!

  • 21 October — 🎃 Breastfeeding tricks and treats
  • 18 November — 🎇 When your toddler makes sparks fly
  • 16 December — 🎉 Breastfeeding in the festive season
  • 20 January 2022 — 📆 New beginnings
  • 17 February — 💗 Loving Guidance
  • 17 March — 🌱 Spring into solid food
  • 21 April - 🐣 ‘Egg’cellent Breastfeeding
  • 9 May - 🆘 Mayday - help for when breastfeeding doesn’t quite go to plan
  • 16 June - The Breastfeeding family (open to partners and those supporting you with breastfeeding)
  • 21 July - 🌟💤 Summer nights: Night-time Parenting
  • 18 August - 🎒 Start of the school year: working, studying and breastfeeding
  • 15 September -🍂 🥧Harvest time: food for ourselves and our babies

Entrance to the LifeCare Centre (go straight ahead and up the stairs or take the lift):

At the top of the stairs, go past the lift and to the left of the sofa towards our room:

Buccleuch, Newington

Join us every last Saturday of the month at 10:30. Please fill out this form before attending the next meeting. We’ll be meeting at Buccleuch Free Church, 10 West Crosscauseway EH8 9JP. Stefania and Sarah will be there to welcome you! LLL is not affiliated with any religion, we are hiring the space at an affordable rate.

  • 29 January 2022 — There’s a new baby in your life!
  • 26 February — Four chambers of the heart
  • 26 March —How breastfeeding affects mothering
  • 30 April — Is it normal or does it need attention?
  • 28 May — Parenting your nursing toddler
  • 25 June — Supporting a breastfeeding mother - Family meeting
  • July CANCELLED
  • 27 August — Working and breastfeeding
  • 24 September — Ready for solids
  • 29 October — Breastfeeding myths and facts
  • 26 November — Are they sleeping through the night yet?
  • 31 December — Discipline is loving guidance - Family meeting

From the main road, you will see the gated entrance to the church.

You can either go up the steps to the big door, or go around to the right of the building and use the flat entrance at the back door. This back door takes you into the sanctuary, head towards the back of the hall and you’ll see us through the double doors.

If you go up the steps into the main entrance, there are some chairs here for partners if they’d like to wait.

Continue straight ahead and you’ll see the main room through the double doors.

Here is the main room, set up for the group: