Drop-in Groups FAQs
Q. Who can come along to the breastfeeding support groups?
Everyone is welcome.
Q. I am using formula. Can I come?
Of course. We can help you achieve your feeding goal and you can find out more about safe formula preparation and responsive bottle feeding.
Q. Can I bring my toddler, partner, mother, sister?
Yes, it is always nice to see people who support you and form the family unit. There are toys available for toddlers at the Children’s Centres.
Q. Do I need to have a problem to come to a group?
No. You can come along to meet new mothers in your area or to practise breastfeeding in public.
Q. Do I need an appointment?
You no longer need to book a place to attend a group, just turn up, but if you have any questions you can contact Jules Peris at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07889 232460.
Q. Who runs the groups?
Our groups are run by a Health Visitor, trained Volunteer Peer Supporters and a Lactation Consultant.
Q. Who are the Volunteers?
The Volunteer Peer Supporters are women who have undertaken a three month training programme and who have breastfed their own children. They are mothers with specialist knowledge and they may share their experiences with you. They may have their own children with them. The Volunteer Peer Supporters are supervised by a Specialist Nurse who is a Breastfeeding Counsellor and who sometimes attend the groups.
Q . Are the breastfeeding support groups free?
Q. Where can I find details of parking, bus routes etc?
Please check Plan a journey – Transport for London (tfl.gov.uk) and parking websites such as Parkopedia.