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Breastfeeding support for Lambeth and Southwark residents

Providing a safe and comfortable environment to feed your baby

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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. The Lambeth and Southwark breastfeeding groups Facebook page has further information and support. Zoom drop-in sessions for women in Lambeth are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can email breastfeedingservice@gstt.nhs.uk to arrange further support.

Breastfeeding 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

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all face-to-face drop-in groups are currently suspended. There are some booked appointments available with the specialist service. You can ask your community midwife or health visitor to refer your for an appointment.

    Zoom drop-in sessions

    Our peer supporters are holding drop-in Zoom sessions:

    • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am

    Ask for the log in details by calling the peer support service:

    • 07394 724599, Monday to Wednesday, 9.30am to 2.30pm and Thursday to Friday, 9am to 2pm
  • 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

    • By appointment only, Tuesdays (during term time), 10am to midday
      Crawford Breastfeeding Support Café, Crawford Road, London SE5 9NF
      Tel: 077663 07521/073420 59114
    • By appointment only, Thursdays (during term time), 10am to midday
      Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Breastfeeding Support Café, Southwark Park (entrance Hawkstone Road), London SE16 2PF
      Tel: 020 3049 7103/020 3049 7093

    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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