Breastfeeding support

Many mums find some support with breastfeeding helpful. This can be at any time, from pregnancy and getting started, to your child’s final breastfeeds. You can get breastfeeding support in the following ways, depending on what suits you.

Talk to your midwife or health visitor

All of our midwives and health visitors across the community and in our hospital are trained to share information and support you with feeding your baby. You can ask them questions at any point during your pregnancy and following birth.

They may recommend that you attend one of our breastfeeding workshops, a drop-in session or put you in touch with another mum who is experienced in breastfeeding.

Workshops

Breastfeeding workshops lasts two and a half hours and takes place every month at The Whittington Hospital.  The workshops are run by infant feeding specialists.
 
 To book a workshop, please speak to your midwife or enquire in the antenatal clinic. Partners are welcome to attend all sessions.
 
Location
Parentcraft Room, 5th Floor, Kenwood Wing, The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London N19 5NF
 
Contact
For more information please contact Sally Crowther or Pippa Faulkes, infant feeding specialists, on 07956 257987 or 07831 436674.

Peer support service

One of our breastfeeding peer supporters may visit you at the hospital after your baby is born. Breastfeeding peer supporters are mums who have breastfed and have been trained to help other mums. They are all trained by the breastfeeding network and come from a wide range of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

Islington breastfeeding peer supporters
Mums who live in Islington may also be phoned by a breastfeeding peer supporter around three to four days after their baby is born to see how things are going. If you would rather not receive a call please let us know on 020 3316 8439.

Drop-in sessions

Breastfeeding drop-in sessions take place at centres across Haringey and Islington for women who live in these boroughs and are free to attend. Drop-in sessions are an opportunity to meet other mums and get information and support with breastfeeding.

You don’t need to book ahead for breastfeeding drop-in sessions (except at Stonecroft Children’s Centre) – just turn up to a session that suits you. Please contact the centre beforehand to check if they are open on bank holidays and during school holidays.

The sessions are run by infant feeding coordinators, lactation consultants and breastfeeding peer supporters (mums who have breastfed and have been trained to help other mums).

Drop-in session days and times

Unfortunately all community baby feeding drop-ins in Haringey are suspended due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
For support please call:
National Breastfeeding Helpline – 0300 100 0212 – (9:30am - 9:30pm, seven days per week).
 
Islington Covid-19 update
Please click here to view current information on support available just now (updated 23/03/2020).

Haringey Islington
Monday, 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Welbourne Children’s Centre
Stainby Road, Tottenham, London N15 4EA
020 8493 1197

Tuesday, 9.30 - 11.30am
Highgate Family Centre
Gaskell Road, Highgate, London N6 4ED
020 3213 0004

Wednesday, 10am -12.00pm
Park Lane Children’s Centre
139 Park Lane
London N17 0HB
020 8489 4945
(TERM TIME ONLY)

Wednesday, 1.30 - 3.30pm
Rowland Hill Children’s Centre
315 White Hart Lane, Tottenham,
London N17 7LT
020 8808 6089

Thursday, 10am - 12noon
Woodlands Park Children’s Centre
Woodlands Park Road, Tottenham, London N15 3SD
020 8801 0041

 

Friday 9.30am - 12pm

Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre
151 Park Road,
London N8 8JD
020 3074 2600
(TERM TIME ONLY)
 
Monday, 10am - 12noon
Hungerford Children's Centre
249 Hungerford Road, London N7 0LF
020 7619 9149
 
Monday, 1.30 - 3.30pm
Hornsey Road Children's Centre
8 Titlman Square, 260 Hornsey Road, London N7 7EN
020 7527 2005

Tuesday, 1 - 3pm
Bemerton Children’s Centre
1A Coatbridge House, Carnoustie Drive, London N1 0DX
020 7527 4806

Wednesday, 1 - 3pm
Archway Children’s Centre
Vorley Road, London N19 5HE
020 7527 4827

Thursday, 1 - 3pm
New River Green Children's Centre
Ramsey Walk, London N1 2SX
020 7527 4813

Thursday, 1-3pm
Moreland Community House
31 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB
020 7336 8453

Friday, 1 - 3pm
Ambler Children's Centre
Ambler Primary School, Blackstock Road, London N4 2DR
020 7359 7628

Contact
For more information about drop-in sessions please contact:
Centres in Haringey - 07771 388 512/020 3224 4371
Centres in Islington - 020 3316 8439
 
 
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