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 ❀️. Buccleuch has partner meetings twice a year.

What to expect

As you arrive, you’ll be offered a warm drink and refreshments 🍰πŸͺ. 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 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.

In-person meetings

Cornerstone Centre

(corner of Princes Street/Lothian Road)

Join us every first Friday of the month at 10:30. 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 10:30am at Gilmerton Community Centre , 4 Drum Street Edinburgh EH17 8QG. Nicole will be there to welcome you!

Our venue is fully accessible with toilets at the ground floor and ample space for buggies and wheelchairs.

Gilmerton community centre outside building

Gilmerton meeting hall with armchairs and baby toys

LifeCare Centre, Stockbridge

🌟 Join us every third Friday of the month at 2pm. We have a theme for each meeting but you can come with any questions, related to the theme or not, or with no questions at all!

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

  • 15 December 2023 β€“Β β˜ƒοΈ Nursing and the festive period
  • 19 January 2024 β€” 🀱 New beginnings: getting started with breastfeeding
  • 16 February 2024 β€” πŸ’— Loving support: open to partners and those supporting you to breastfeed
  • 15 March 2024 β€” 🐣 New life: preparing for breastfeeding through pregnancy and birth
  • 19 April 2024 β€” 🌱 Spring into solid food
  • 17 May 2024 β€” πŸ†˜ Mayday! Help for when breastfeeding doesn’t quite go to plan
  • 21 June 2024 β€” 😎 Feel-good summer: the benefits of breastfeeding
  • 19 July 2024 β€” πŸ’€ Summer nights: Night-time parenting
  • 16 August 2024 β€” πŸŽ’ Start of the school year: working, studying and breastfeeding
  • 20 September 2024 β€” πŸ‚ πŸ₯§ Harvest time: food for ourselves and our babies
  • 18 October 2024 β€” πŸŽƒ Breastfeeding tricks and treats
  • 15 November 2024 – πŸŽ‡ When sparks fly: nursing manners
  • 20 December 2024 – β˜ƒοΈ Nursing and the festive period

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:

Toddler Meeting

Join us every first Saturday of the month at 10:30 at Buccleuch Church, 10 West Crosscauseway, Newington EH8 9JP.

Toddler meetings are a space for conversations around breastfeeding and older children, but as with any LLL meeting, we’ll make time to answer any questions you come with! All ages and stages are welcome!

Stefania and Sarah will be there to welcome you.

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: