Breastfeeding support groups in Lambeth and Southwark

If you're 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 or breastfeeding café

Lambeth breastfeeding drop-in groups

Mondays, 10am to midday (arrive by 11.30am)
Gracefield Gardens Health Centre
2-8 Gracefield Gardens
SW16 2ST
Phone: 020 3049 5030

Tuesdays, 10am to midday (arrive by 11.30am)
St Stephen’s Children's Centre
Meadow Place
Phone: 020 7735 1540

Thursdays, 10am to midday (arrive by 11.30am)
Benton's Lane Children's Centre
18 Benton's Lane
SE27 9UD
Phone: 020 4542 3520

Fridays, 10am to midday (arrive by 11.30am)
Jubilee Children's Centre
Tulse Hill
Phone: 020 8678 6530

Please note that drop-in group availability may vary due to public or school holidays, please phone in advance or check our Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Specialist one-to-one breastfeeding support is available through referral from your midwife or health visitor and the drop-in groups.

Southwark breastfeeding cafés

Mondays, midday to 2pm (arrive by 1.30pm)
First Place Children and Parents' Centre
12 Chumleigh Street
Phone: 020 7740 8070

Tuesdays, 10am to midday (arrive by 11.30am) 
Crawford Children's Centre
Phone: 020 7274 8543

Thursdays, 10am to midday (arrive by 11.30am)
Rotherhithe Children and Family Centre
Hawkstone Park (Hawkstone Road entrance
SE16 2PF
Phone: 020 7358 2878

Fridays, midday to 2pm (arrive by 1.30pm)
Rye Oak Children and Family Centre
Whorlton Road
SE15 3PD
Phone: 020 3848 5780

Specialist one-to-one breastfeeding support is available through referral from your midwife or health visitor and 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 staying 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 stauing somewhere else in Guy's and St Thomas', please contact us for support and information:

Further support and information

National Breastfeeding Helpline provides independent advice and support, by phone or online chat.

Breastfeeding Network provides independent advice and support about breastfeeding.

Please see the feeding leaflet on your bagernet or maternity notes for information and further resources. This app will be mentioned to you at your booking appointment. Please talk to your midwife for more information.


Lambeth breastfeeding support groups


Southwark breastfeeding support cafés

Phone: 07766 307 521 or 07342 095 114.

Virtual introduction to solid food sessions

In this 60 minute workshop you'll learn about starting and progressing with solid foods with your baby in a practical and friendly session with an expert dietitian and nutritionists. Find out more about the workshop (PDF 82KB)

Follow us on Facebook

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