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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 website:


The ‘from bump to breastfeeding’ DVD produced by Best Beginnings for the NHS can be viewed at:  - just click on ‘Why breastfeed?’


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

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



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



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



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



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



Sawbridgeworth Library, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9BD



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



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

 Updated June 2018

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