Support & Services Crawley

Feeding

Baby Cafe

A free drop-in offering information and support for pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their families.

 

When: Mondays 10:00am-12:00noon (term-time only).

Where: The Old Fire Station, Albert Road, Horley, RH6 7JA

Tel: Anne Humphreys on 07472 795916/01293 820068


La Leche League

Breastfeeding support groups.

Horsham
LLL West Sussex meets monthly in Horsham, usually on the third Wednesday of every month from 9:30-11:30am at Southwater Children & Family Centre, Worthing Road, Southwater, RH13 9HA. A group lending library, leaflets and reference materials are available at meetings.  For help between meetings, contact Sue, or join our Facebook group.

Tel: 01403 732702

Redhill
LLL Leatherhead meets monthly in Redhill on the third Thursday of the month from 10am-12noon at 59 Earlsbrook Road, Redhill, RH1 6DR.

Tel: Katrina on 07455 181397

 


MILK!

MILK! Is the name for the work we do to support infant feeding and promote breastfeeding in West Sussex.

MILK! Includes a specialist team that works closely with health professionals, children and family centres, and community and voluntary organisations. We act as a resource for staff and provide Infant Feeding training, to support all families and increase the number of babies who are breastfed.

We are here to support you as we know that some days may not be as easy as others, so come along to one of our drop ins.

  • Breast Feeding Peer Support Drop Ins across West Sussex
  • Peer Supporters are local mothers who have breast fed their own children, and have been trained to support other mums. Many have overcome a number of common breast feeding issues
  • Come along to one of our groups! You can receive information and support in a friendly and relaxed environment from our Breast Feeding Peer Supporters, socialise with other mums or seek advice from our trained Breast Feeding Infant feeding Health professional. We also have books, leaflets, and a selection of slings and cushions for you to try out.
  • All drop ins have access to one or more breast pumps, which can be borrowed, if available, for short term loan (up to 2 weeks) to help maintain a good milk supply for example when a mum has mastitis, or when she is trying to boost her milk supply if her baby has been slow to grow.

When & Where:

Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm at Maidenbower Children & Family Centre, Harvest Road, Maidenbower, RH10 7RA

Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm at Langley Green and Ifield Children & Family Centre, Stagelands, Langley Green, RH11 7PF

Tel: 01293 651720 (Maidenbower)/01293 651747 (Langley Green)


NCT Feeding Helpline

NCT supports all parents, however they feed their baby.  If you have questions, concerns or need support, you can speak to a breastfeeding counsellor by calling our helpline below, whether you are exclusively breastfeeding or using formula milk.  Feeding counsellors have had extensive training, will listen without judging or criticising and will offer relevant information and suggestions.

Tel: 0300 100 0212


The Breastfeeding Lady

Here to support you if you are trying to establish breastfeeding and feeling overwhelmed or a little lost.

Come along to my fortnightly drop in sessions for helpful, friendly and up-to-date breastfeeding advice and information (£4 donation – includes tea/coffee and biscuits).

Contact me on the phone number below to enquire about at-home visits.

When: March 2018 dates – Monday 12th & 26th at 10am
Where: The Glebe Centre, All Saints’ Church, Vicarage Road, Crawley Down, RH10 4JJ
Tel: 07581 153260


The Nest

Providing highly skilled, qualified, evidence-based support and information during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and beyond.

Offering a host of services including Doula support, Breastfeeding support, Antenatal education, Postnatal groups and more…

Tel: Lexi on 07711 638478