Breastfeeding Peer Support

In light of the current coronavirus/COVID-19 Government recommendations, we will be offering support virtually or over the phone.

Call or email for support

We understand that feeding your little ones at this time will be even more important to you, so if you need support in any sense, we are still here.

Our Breastfeeding Peer Support Drop-in Groups will now take place virtually Monday to Friday 11.00 -11.45am using Zoom. If you would like to join one of these drop-in groups, please email the team on lambethinfantfeedingservice@nhs.net

We are also delivering a weekly volunteer-led Mother Circle every Tuesday evening at 8pm. If you would like to join, please email the team on lambethinfantfeedingservice@nhs.net.

We are also offering one to one telephone support to our families. You can call 07394724599 or email indicate lambethinfantfeedingservice@nhs.net for more information. Please leave a message or email and we will get back to you within 24 hours, Monday to Friday 9am-2pm.

If you need to talk to someone out of these hours please do not hesitate to contact the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0212. They’re available 7 days a week 9.30am – 9.30pm.

Group listings can be found on Facebook www.facebook.com/lambethmilkspots

Referrals

The team are accepting referrals as before, families can be referred both during pregnancy and at any point in the postnatal period. To refer you will need to gain consent from the family and provide the Breastfeeding Team with a name, contact number and their postcode.

Contact information: lambethinfantfeedingservice@nhs.net

LEAP & Lambeth Breastfeeding Co-ordinator: Lisa Whipp 07566 263 560

Deputy Co-ordinator: Carla Agulhas 0792 7690 965

What is the service?

Breastfeeding Peer Support supports all eligible LEAP parents requiring practical, emotional and informational support for breastfeeding.

Support is available both one-to-one at your home or in a local community setting. There are also breastfeeding support groups held in LEAP children’s centres.

What is the purpose of Breastfeeding Peer Support?

Breastfeeding Peer Supporters share breastfeeding recommendations that are based on evidence with the local community.

This is to help with any questions or difficulties, and to inform on the best ways for healthy breastfeeding.

How does it work?

LEAP families are offered an enhanced service of one-to-one contact antenatally and postnatally via telephone support and home visits. 

Families do not necessarily need to be experiencing difficulties with infant feeding to be eligible for support and information. We encourage mums to attend to meet other mothers and avoid isolation.

Contact information

Breastfeeding Peer Support offer a free non-judgmental service to help all mums on their breastfeeding journey, providing trained peer-to-peer support in person or on the phone.

The way Breastfeeding Peer Support supports mothers is by providing active listening and respecting a mother and supporting her choices.

This can include: 

  • Practical breastfeeding support.
  • Information about all aspects of infant feeding.
  • Peer-to-peer support.
  • Answering any questions or concerns about infant feeding.
What happens in the session?

What are the outcomes?

As a result of attending the session, parents will find out shared information about early parenting choices and have any questions, queries or concerns answered.

Contact information

Families in Lambeth and surrounding boroughs are welcome to drop-in.

Support line: 07394 724 599

Co-ordinator: Lisa Whipp 07566 263560

Deputy Co-ordinator: Carla Agulhas 07927690965

Group listings and up to date information on the service can be found on the events calendar.

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