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Breastfeeding support for Lambeth and Southwark residents

Providing a safe and comfortable environment to feed your baby

Coronavirus update

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, face-to-face groups are no longer taking place. However, there is still lots of help available. Our Facebook page  has details of our daily Zoom drop-ins and you can email us on breastfeedingservice@gstt.nhs.uk to arrange a call or face-to-face appointment if necessary.

Breasfeeding groups

We have set up breastfeeding groups in Lambeth and breastfeeding cafés in Southwark to provide a comfortable environment for women to breastfeed. 

They offer a place where you can go with your babies to receive information and support from health visitors, midwives and peer supporters who have undergone training to enable them to support breastfeeding mothers. 

Visit a Lambeth breastfeeding group or Southwark breastfeeding café at one of the sessions listed below.

  • Lambeth baby feeding service

    If you live in Lambeth our baby feeding service can help you with feeding your baby at any stage, whether you are breast, mixed or bottle feeding. You are welcome to come and see us during your pregnancy.

    The feeding service in Lambeth is run by trained peer supporters from the Breastfeeding Network, plus health visitors who attend the groups on a rotational basis. If you need extra support you can be referred to the specialist infant feeding midwives who can see you by appointment in one of their groups.

    If you have any further questions about feeding your baby, call the peer support service on 07394 724 599, 9.30am-2.30pm Monday-Wednesday and from 9am-2pm on Thursday and Friday.

  • Lambeth breastfeeding support groups

    These groups are led by health visitors and peer supporters. You will find plenty of support to help you feed your baby and it’s a great way to meet other local parents. Partners are very welcome.

    These groups are a drop in service-you do not need an appointment. You will need to bring your baby’s red book so that other carers can see any feeding plans we make.

    Breastfeeding support groups timetable

    Please attend at least half an hour before the group ends.

    • Mondays, 11am-1pm
      Stockwell Children's Centre, Burgoyne Road, London, SW9 9TG
    • Tuesdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm
       St Stephen's Children's Centre, Meadow Place, London, SW8 1XZ
    • Wednesdays, 10am-12 noon
      Streatham Hub Children’s Centre, 388 Streatham High Road, London SW16 6HX
    • Fridays, 10am-12 noon
      Kingswood Children’s Centre, Benton’s Lane, London SE27 9UD

    If necessary, you will be referred to one of our community breastfeeding midwives, who will invite you to attend one of their breastfeeding support groups. These groups will often have peer supporters present as well.

  • Southwark breastfeeding support cafés

    Breastfeeding cafés provide a safe and comfortable environment to support pregnant and breastfeeding women in to start and continue breastfeeding. These cafés are for women living in Southwark.

    All pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are welcome.

    Breastfeeding support cafés timetable

    • Mondays (expect public holidays), 10am-11.30am
      Dulwich Breastfeeding Support Café, Children’s Centre, Albrighton Road, East Dulwich Estate, London SE22 8AH
      Tel: 020 3049 7544/020 3049 8858
    • Tuesdays, 1-2.30pm
      Crawford Breastfeeding Support Café, Crawford Road, London SE5 9NF
      Tel: 07766307521/07342059114
    • Wednesdays, 10-11.30am
      Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Breastfeeding Support Café, Southwark Park (entrance Hawkstone Road), London SE16 2PF
      Tel: 020 3049 7103/020 3049 7093
    • Thursdays, 10-11.30am
      Peckham and Camberwell Breastfeeding Support Café, Peckham Library (5th floor), 122 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5PR
      Tel: 020 7138 7815/020 3049 4828
    • Fridays, 10-11.30am
      Ellen Brown Breastfeeding Support Café, Ellen Brown Children’s Centre, 145 Grange Road, London SE1 3EU
      Tel: 020 3049 7203/07766 307 521

    If necessary, you will be referred to one of our breastfeeding specialists who will offer you an appointment for additional support.

 

 

 

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