Breastfeeding support

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There are three reliable ways for you and your midwives to know your baby is getting enough breastmilk:

1) Suckling effectively at the breast – starting feeds with rapid sucks and slowing into rhythmic suckling with pauses. You may even hear swallowing. You should not have sore nipples. 

2) Urine and stool output (after your milk ‘comes in’ around day three) will give you an idea of what is going in. Your baby should have six wet nappies and two poos (yellow/orange and the size of £2 coins) every 24 hours by day six. At around six weeks the poos may become less frequent. 

3) Weight gain is a reliable sign that your baby is getting enough breastmilk. It is normal for babies to lose some weight in the first days but then they should start to gain weight.


Breastfeeding support groups

Please use phone numbers listed to check if open or check on Lambeth and Southwark breastfeeding groups Facebook page.

Please be aware that our groups are held in venues used by other community groups, we therefore need to vacate the room promptly. Please help us to help you by attending at least half an hour before the group ends. Please bring your baby’s Red Book so that others carers can see any feeding plans we make.


Please use the phone numbers listed to check opening times or try the Lambethmilkspots Facebook page:


Monday (except public holidays)
Lambeth Milk Spots

Stockwell Children’s Centre - Burgoyne Rd, off Combermere Rd SW9 (behind Stockwell Primary School) 0207 326 7328 10-12pm Lizzie 07985126663

Clapham Manor Children’s Centre, Belmont Row, SW4 6AT, 020 7627 9917, 2-4pm. Angie 07956309591

Southwark breastfeeding support café

Dulwich breastfeeding support cafe– Aardvark Children’s Centre, Albrighton Road, East Dulwich Estate, SE22 8AH. 0203 049 7470/8838, 10 -11.30am


Lambeth Milk Spots

Cherry Tree Children’s Centre 8 Barston Rd, Norwood, SE 27 9HE, 020 8761 3835, 1-3pm. Lizzie 07985126663

Southwark breastfeeding support café

Crawford breastfeeding support café, Aardvark Children’s Centre, Peckham SE5 9NF, 1.00pm-2.30pm, 020 7274 8543

NCT Breastfeeding café

Deptford Breastfeeding Group - (Term time only), Shaftsbury Christian Centre, Frankham Street, Deptford London SE8 4RN, 10-12pm. NCT breastfeeding counsellor. 020 3602 7710


Lambeth Milk Spots

Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, Stamford St, SE1, 0207 021 1600, 10-12pm, Beverley 07950719643 & Lizzie 07985126663

Woodmansterne Children’s Centre, Stockport Rd, SW16 5XE, 020 8764 5102 2-4pm, Beverley 07950719643

Southwark breastfeeding support café

Southwark Park Play Room- Southwark Park, SE 16. 10-11.30am Call 020 3049 7103


Lambeth Milk Spots

Crown Lane Children’s Centre (Crown Lane School) Streatham SW16 3HX , 020 8761 7139, 10-12pm, Angie 07956309591

Brockwell Park One O’clock Club, Arlingford Rd, SW2 2TA, 02086714883, 1-3.00pm Beverley 07950719643

Southwark breastfeeding support café

Peckham & Camberwell Breastfeeding Café - Peckham Library (5th floor), 122 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JR 10.00 –11.30am Tel 020 3049 8315


Lambeth Milk Spots

Henry Fawcett Childrens Centre, Clayton Street, Kennington, SE11, 0207 091 1282, 9.30-11.30am, Angie 07956309591

Hitherfield Children’s Centre, Hitherfield Rd, SW16 2JQ, 0208 835 9569, 12.45-2.45, Beverley 07950719643

Southwark breastfeeding support café

Ellen Brown Children Centre, 145 Grange Road, SE1 3EU, 10.00 -11.30am 07766 307 521


Breast Pump Hire/Buy

• Ardo 01823 336 362, £42-46 for first 30 days, then £42-46 per 30 days
• NCT - central tel: 0300 330 0770, or try your local branch magazine/website.


Human Milk Bank, Neonatal Unit - Donors Urgently Required

• St Thomas’ Hospital: Email or ring neonatal unit on 020 7188 8846


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National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 100 0212 (9.30am – 9.30pm)

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 0844 412 2949

Breastfeeding Network 0300 100 0210 (9.30am – 9.30pm)

Breastfeeding Network Bengali line 07944 879 759 (9.30am – 9.30pm)

Breastfeeding Network drug line 0844 412 4665 (answer phone)

La Leche League 0845 120 2918

National Childbirth Trust (NCT) 0300 330 0700 (8.00am – midnight)

From Bump to Breastfeeding film

Infant feeding web pages to download information such as our 'Pregnancy and life with your baby' bonding and feeding folder.

Breast Start App on Android and iTunes – lists local groups and breast feeding friendly venues, as well as information on breastfeeding and infant sleep.