Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out more about what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

Breastfeeding support groups in Lambeth and Southwark

Breastfeeding support group

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, breastfeeding support cafés and breastfeeding support groups provide a safe and comfortable environment to start and continue breastfeeding.

Come and discuss your breastfeeding needs with mother-to-mother breastfeeding peer counsellors, midwives and health visitors. 

Find your nearest breastfeeding support group / breastfeeding café

Lambeth breastfeeding drop in groups

Wednesdays 10am-12pm at St Stephen’s Children’s centre (arrive by 11.30am), Meadow Place, SW8 1XY tel: 020 7735 1540

Fridays 10am-12pm at Jubilee Children’s centre (arrive by 11.30am) Tulse Hill, SW2 2JE tel: 020 8678 6530

Specialist breastfeeding support available through referral from your midwife/health visitor or via the drop in drops.

Virtual support is also available via Zoom on Mondays and Tuesdays at 11am. Please email lamccg.lambethinfantfeedingservice@nhs.net to book a space.

Southwark breastfeeding cafes: starting the week of 5 December 2022

Tuesdays 10am-12pm at Crawford Children’s centre (arrive by 11.30am) Camberwell, SE5 9NF tel: 020 7274 8543

Thursdays 10am-12pm at Rotherhithe Children and Family Centre (arrive by 11.30am), Hawkstone Park (Hawkstone Road entrance) SE16 2PF tel: 02073582878

Specialist breastfeeding support available through referral from your midwife/health visitor or via the drop in groups.

More information on Facebook about breastfeeding groups

The ‘Lambeth & Southwark Breastfeeding Groups' Facebook page has the most up-to-date information about our breastfeeding groups, including holiday closures of children’s centres.  

Drop-in sessions at St Thomas' Hospital

If you're an inpatient on the maternity unit, you can come to our daily breastfeeding information session, which is held in the postnatal ward.

If you or your baby are inpatients elsewhere in Guy's and St Thomas', please ring or email us for support and information on 020 7188 7564 or breastfeedingteam@gstt.nhs.uk or visit our breastfeeding pages.

Please contact the breastfeeding team on 020 7188 7564 or email us at breastfeedingteam@gstt.nhs.uk for further information.

Further support and information

  • National Breastfeeding Helpline – independent advice and support for mothers, by phone or online chat
  • Breastfeeding Network – independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others
  • Please see the feeding leaflet on your bagernet/maternity notes for basic information and further resources. This app will be mentioned to you at your booking appointment. Please talk to your midwife for further information.   

Contacts

For more information about Lambeth breastfeeding support groups, please contact the breastfeeding team:
breastfeedingteam@gstt.nhs.uk

For information about Southwark breastfeeding support cafes, please call  07766 307 521 or 07342 095 114.

Virtual introduction to solid food sessions

In this 60 minute workshop (PDF 82Kb) you will learn about starting and progressing with solid foods with your baby in a practical and friendly session with an expert dietitian and nutritionists. 

Follow us on Facebook

The ‘Lambeth & Southwark Breastfeeding Groups’ Facebook page has up to date information about breastfeeding support in Lambeth.