Help and Support With Breastfeeding

Support for New Parents

You can find out more about feeding and caring for your baby by talking to your Midwife, Health Visitor or a Breastfeeding Advocate at a local breastfeeding drop-in group. Find out how to contact them below:

Drop Ins

Greenwich breastfeeding drop-ins offer support and up-to-date information for all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and their families.

Our trained breastfeeding advocates are on hand to help prepare you for getting off to a good start with breastfeeding. 

You will also know where and how to get help and support after your baby is born.

When you are pregnant

The drop in group offers a relaxed and sociable place to talk to other mothers about their breastfeeding experience. Advocates are also happy to talk about other longer term matters such as returning to work.

All the drop-ins are free and held in Greenwich Children's Centres across the borough every weekday.

Visit the Drop-in Groups page for a list of drop-ins and more information

Midwives

Midwives

What to expect from your Midwifery team during your pregnancy

When you meet with your midwife for the first time she will talk with you about why breastfeeding is important. She will also give you a leaflet called 'Off to the Best Start (PDF)'.

You can talk to your midwife about breastfeeding at any point during your pregnancy, but when you are around 28 weeks pregnant your midwife will talk about breastfeeding in more detail. 

Your midwifery team will also run Antenatal classes for you in late pregnancy. These classes give information on all aspects of childbirth and parenting. Contact your team for information about booking a place. Find your Midwifery Team's details here

Find out more at the Best Beginnings website.

To see ante natal information, preparing for the birth and what you can expect to be told in pregnancy click here to visit the UNICEF Baby Friendly website.

Read the 'Baby and you: your breastfeeding journey' (PDF). It tells you how you and your partner can get breastfeeding support from pregnancy to birth and beyond.

 

Health Visitors

All Greenwich health visitors, nursery nurses and breastfeeding advocates are trained in giving breastfeeding support and work closely with health visitors and Children's Centres to provide a seamless service for mums

Please follow this link to find your local team

Other Organisations

Several organisations run a range of support and campaigning activities for mums wishing to breastfeed, including breastfeeding counsellors.

Details here