Breastfeeding Support in Carshalton

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Here are the breastfeeding drop-ins in Carshalton and Sutton

Pregnant and interested in breastfeeding?

Already breastfeeding and want to meet other mums?

Need answers to breastfeeding questions? Got a breastfeeding problem?

Need breastfeeding advice or support?

If it’s yes to any of the above, why not come along to our ‘breastfeeding support services’ where you can meet other breastfeeding mums and get breastfeeding support and advice. If you have a breastfeeding problem you can make an appointment at one of our breastfeeding clinics or come along to one of the ‘drop in’s’.

The services are run by amember of the Health Visiting Service. They are sometimes also supported by a Breastfeeding Volunteer.

Our Volunteers are mums who have breastfed and have undergone a breastfeeding programme to enable them to support other mums.

Monday

09:30-11:30

Breastfeeding Drop In

Thomas Wall Children’s Centre

69 Western Road,

Sutton SM1 2SX

020 8770 5875

Tuesday

13:00-16:00 (appointment only)

Green Oak Children’s Centre

671 London Road,

Worcester Park,

Sutton SM3 9DL

020 8770 5787

Thursday

10:00-12:00

Breastfeeding Drop In jointly

delivered by Health Visiting

and Midwifery services

Tweeddale Children Centre and

Play Centre, Tweeddale Road

Carshalton SM5 1SW

020 8770 5801


Last Thursday of every month

18.30-19.30

Breastfeeding in the Early Weeks Workshop

Victor Seymour Children’s Centre

Denmark Road

SM5 2JE

We offer 1 hour interactive workshops for parents-to-be. The focus is on what to expect in the early weeks and how to avoid common breastfeeding problems. To book a place, please contact our health visiting team on 020 8661 390

Friday

14.00-15.00 (no need to book)

Coffee Afternoons

Victor Seymour Children’s Centre

Denmark Road

SM5 2JE

Our coffee afternoons are a great way to chat with other breastfeeding mums, make new friends, and support each other in a relaxed and informal environment. A member of staff will be available

Contact:
Victoria Whyatt
Infant Feeding Support
Royal Marsden Community Services
Mobile number 07920765821


Breastfeeding help online:
Information provided by the National Childbirth Trust: 
www.nct.org.uk
Breastfeeding helpline: 0300 330 0771 (8am-10pm every day). Enquiry line: 0300 330 0770. Parents coping with challenging experiences can call the Shared Experiences Helpline: 0300 330 0774 (9am-3pm). NCT Shop – www.nctshop.co.uk. Orderline: 0845 8100 100. For information sheets on breastfeeding including 'Fathers and Breastfeeding', 'Bottles for Breastfed Babies' and 'Breastfeeding and your nipples’ visit http://www.nct.org.uk/info-centre/browse-5. For two free downloadable booklets written by Dads, see www.nct.org.uk/info-centre/getting-help/dads.

La Leche League Great Britain, www.laleche.org.uk. Helps mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education. Information on breastfeeding older babies. Breastfeeding Helpline: 0845 120 2918. or information on alcohol and breastfeeding: http://www.llli.org/FAQ/alcohol.html. Downloadable handout on starting breastfeeding: http://www.laleche.org.uk/pfds/Beginning_Breastfeeding_Leaflet.pdf.

The Breastfeeding Network has lots of leaflets available online with information about thrush, mastitis, alcohol and breastfeeding, drugs and breastfeeding, moist wound healing, colic and other issues.www.breastfeedingnetwork.co.uk. For information about the compatibility of medicines with breastfeeding, contact The Breastfeeding Network Drugline on 0844 412 4665 (please be prepared to leave a message and your telephone number). Administration line: 0844 412 0995. Supporterline in Bengali/Sylheti: 0300 456 2421 (9.30am-9.30pm 7 days a week).

For research about sharing a bed with your baby: www.dur.ac.uk/sleep.lab/projects.

www.kellymom.com. A website with evidence-based information on a range of breastfeeding matters.

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, for information on breastfeeding, expressing and co-sleeping: www.babyfriendly.org.uk.

NHS Website:www.nhs.uk/Planners/breastfeeding/Pages/breastfeeding.aspx
Government breastfeeding helpline: 0300 100 0212 (manned by The Breastfeeding Network and Association of Breastfeeding Mothers).

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers offers information and telephone and internet support: www.abm.me.uk. Breastfeeding Helpline: 08444 122949 (9.30am-10.30pm). Enquiries: 08444 122948 (part time).

Express Yourself Mums: www.expressyourselfmums.co.uk.

Doula UK: www.doula.org.uk Doulas give emotional and practical support before, during and after childbirth including help with breastfeeding.

The Australian Breastfeeding Association has photos showing a baby attaching him/herself to the breast. Well worth reading.www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/bla.html.

The Story of a Breastfeed (Baby Davy). Photos and commentary showing positioning and baby behaviour during a breastfeed. www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/story.html.

Lactation Consultants of Great Britain give help and support with breastfeeding. www.lcgb.org

For dads:www.fatherhoodinstitute.org and www.dad.info.

Working Families is a campaigning charity which supports and gives a voice to working parents and carers: www.workingfamilies.org.uk includes information about breastfeeding and work. Other websites concerning breastfeeding and returning to work:-http://www.hebs.scot.nhs.uk/services/pubs/pdf/breastfeedingreturntow/pdfhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/mothers/law.htm

For links to web sites with information on a range of issues relating to breastfeeding: www.borstvoeding.com/abon/bf-resources.html


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