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 now take place virtually on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (not Wednesdays) at 11am.
If you would like to join one of these drop-in groups, please email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also offering one to one telephone support to our families. You can call 07394724599 or email indicate email@example.com 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
LEAP & Lambeth Breastfeeding Co-ordinator: Lisa Whipp 07566 263 560
Deputy Co-ordinator: Carla Agulhas 0792 7690 965
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.