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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
- 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.