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Help and Support in Barcelona



La Liga de la Leche     La Lliga de la Llet

Monthly meetings around the city:

“Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.”


Alba Lactancia

Weekly meetings around the city:

Los Grupos de Apoyo a la Lactancia Materna de ALBA son básicamente grupos de ayuda mutua, coordinados por una Asesora de Lactancia, que se reúnen con una periodicidad semanal, en distintas sedes de Barcelona capital y provincia, en horarios de mañana o tarde.

Embarazadas, madres, padres, bebes, familiares y amigos comparten un espacio donde se habla sobre lactancia. Todos pueden plantear sus dudas, compartir las dificultades y las alegrías, y disfrutar de un ambiente acogedor.

La asistencia es libre y todos los servicios son gratuitos.


At Mujer in English and Spanish

A new breastfeeding support group in English and Spanish aims to help women resolve the potential problems in their journey of breast feeding.  The bi-monthly drop-in sessions held at Mujer, offer both emotional and practical support whether you are pregnant, a brand-new mum, heading back to work or trying to wean from breastfeeding.

With Australian/Spanish counsellor Elvira Lopez every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Drop-in session from 11am to 1pm.



Carolina Nutrition


Carolina has a degree in Food Science at Granada University. While studying a Masters in Diet and Nutrition she worked for five years in a multinational pharmaceutical company.  She moved to Barcelona in 2007 and it was not until her first pregnancy did she find herself having to rethink her profesional career.  She saw a lack of nutritional support during pregnancy and breastfeeding and at mummy support groups was bombarded with a lot of questions from some very doubtful mums.  Since then she has been fully dedicated to nutitionally counselling during the following stages:  fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, baby and children.


Post Natal Depression

Sometimes lists of symptoms of PND don’t seem to fit what you’re going through, yet you still don’t feel like yourself. For a thoughtful article on PND, with a quite extensive list of symptoms, click here.


Anna Jansen is a qualified and registered dance movement psychotherapist. She has been working in the mental health field for more than 10 years. Before moving to Barcelona in 2005 she worked in Holland and the United States. She works in private practice and as a lecturer and supervisor at the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona.

Anna is member of ADMTE (Asociación Española de Danza Movimiento Terapia) and NEST (Network English Speaking Therapists), when necessary other specialists e.g. a psychiatrist can be consulted.

“As a mother I know the challenges new parents face in this exciting and exhausting phase of life. As a professional I am dedicated to help people during this transition.”