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Breastfeeding Support Easy Reference Tool

 

Sources of breastfeeding information and support available to women in West Essex

 

Women can contact their midwife or health visitor for infant feeding information and support.

 

A wealth of information, presented in a user-friendly way, can be found on the NHS choices website: http://www.nhs.uk/planners/breastfeeding/pages/breastfeeding.aspx

https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/baby/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-help-and-support/

 

The ‘from bump to breastfeeding’ DVD produced by Best Beginnings for the NHS can be viewed at: http://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/  - just click on ‘Why breastfeed?’

 

The following websites also provide useful information for both health professionals and parents:

 

https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/information-about-breastfeeding/

https://www.laleche.org.uk/

http://www.nct.org.uk/parenting/feeding

A range of support is available to help women breastfeed successfully including:

 

National helplines

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212

NCT: 0300 330 0700

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers' Helpline: 0300 330 5453

 

Local support

 

Breastfeeding drop-in clinic for women up to 28 days postnatal at the birthing unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow on Mondays from 10am – 12 midday (except bank holidays).

 

‘Bosom buddies’ breastfeeding drop-in support groups staffed by health professionals and trained peer helper volunteers and held at venues across West Essex

Tuesday

9.30am-11.30am

Potter Street Children's Centre, Carters Mead, Harlow, CM17 9EU

Wednesday

9.30am-11am

Waltham Abbey Health Centre, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1NP

Wednesday

10.30am-12.30pm

Meadows Children’s Centre, Harberts Rd, Harlow CM19 4DL

Wednesday

1.30pm-2.30pm

Spangles Children's Centre, Lower Street, Stansted Mountfitchet, CM24 8LR

Thursday

10am-11am

Sawbridgeworth Library, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9BD

Thursday 

10am-12pm

Ongar War Memorial Medical Centre, Fyfield Road, Ongar, CM5 0AL

Friday

10am-11am

Little Oaks, Loughton Resource Centre, Loughton, IG10 3TD

 Updated June 2018



 
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