Greenwich Breastfeeding Groups Greenwich

Breastfeeding drop-in groups in Greenwich are run by health visitors, breastfeeding advocates and Mum2Mum support group volunteers in local children's centres.

Leaflets, books and DVDs are available at the groups so you can find out more about feeding your baby.

Pregnant women can talk to staff about how to get off to a good start with breastfeeding, meet other local mothers and find out how to get help and support as soon as their baby is born.

The groups aim to help mothers:

  • get started with breastfeeding
  • with questions or breastfeeding problems
  • with information about starting solid foods and using formula milk
  • when returning to work
  • when ready to stop breastfeeding
  • relax and meet other local mothers
  • find out about other activities in Greenwich children’s centres.

Click on the PDF below to see where and when your local breastfeeding groups take place.

You can also visit the Royal Borough of Greenwich breastfeeding website for further support.

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I have used both the slade and Brookhill children centres breastfeedng groups while on maternity leave with both my children back in 2014 and this year.

I found both groups extremely helpful socially: you get to get out of your own nest, and compare breastfeedng experiences with other mums, which is great in itself.

What I found different though between the two groups is the level of professionalism and technical skills of the breastfeeding consultants (not sure if this is their actual title). I had very difficult breastfeeding experiences with both my children, going through mastitis, blocked ducts, thrush, shooting ductal thrush, nipple blisters, nipple trauma etc... when I had my first child, i didn't know any better, this was my reality and I've endured breastfeeding through the pain. I talked about my issues at the slade, but did not get much of a technical support at all, so I just kept going with the pain and poor weight gain for my baby. This year though, I happened to go to the slade one day when another consultant was attending covering for the usual lady. I get to talk to her because she actively came to me asking how I was doing. So I express my pain, once again, my baby not latching at all, the struggle and the disappointment. From my story she thinks it might be a tongue-tie problem, so she examines my baby there and then and finds out it is in fact tongue tie. After a second consultation she referres me to King's tongue tie clinic and I soon after had the division operated for my baby. I have since been breastfeeding my baby to my owe and wonder! I want to thank Isabelle Pressac for her work and dedication, it truly made a difference!

I can see that her and her colleague's approach at Brookhill' breastfeeding group is very attentive and technical. and I am wondering whether this shouldn't be the case at all breastfeeding groups....thank you!

Dear Maria

Thank you for taking time to share your feedback after using our breast feeding groups. We have passed your thanks and praise on to Isabelle.

We are very pleased to hear that the feeding problems with your new baby have been resolved so effectively. We are always working towards improving our services and have provided our Breast Feeding Advocates with additional training regarding management of tongue tie since the time when you were visiting our breast feeding group with your first baby.

If you would like to discuss your experiences of using breast feeding groups in person, please contact me at ellenshelly@nhs.net

Kind regards

Ellen Shelly
Head of Public Health Nursing for 0-4 years

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