Where, when and who to call. It’s all here in a big old handy list for you!
Here is a list of the local breastfeeding support groups/clinics, run by experienced lactation consultants, breastfeeding counsellors and wonderful volunteer peer supporters (breastfeeding mums who’ve had breastfeeding training).
Breastfeeding support in Croydon
Monday – Canterbury Children’s Centre, Croydon (child health clinic)
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Address: Canterbury Road, Croydon CR0 3HH
Phone: 020 8274 6880
Tuesday – Fairchildes Children’s Centre, Croydon (child health clinic)
Time: 1 – 2:30 pm
Where: Fairchildes Avenue, New Addington CR0 0AH
Phone: 0168 984 7136
Wednesday – Woodlands Baby Café
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Where: Woodlands Children’s Centre, Gilbert Scott School, Farnborough Avenue, Monks Hill, Selsdon, CR2 8HD
Phone: 020 8916 0543
Thursday – Woodside Baby Café
Time: 10am to 12pm
Where: Woodside Children’s Centre and Infant School, Morland Road, Croydon,CR0 6NF
Phone: 020 8655 5655
Kensington Avenue Children’s Centre (child health clinic)
Time: 9:30 – 11 am
Where: Off Hawthorn Avenue, Thornton Heath CR7 8BW
Phone: 020 8714 2700
Friday – Croydon University Hospital Breastfeeding Clinic
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: Parent Education Room, Antenatal Clinic, Croydon University Hospital, London Road, CR7 7YE
Phone: 020 8401 3000 Bleep 576
Friday – Byron Breastfeeding Buddies
Time: 12.30 to 2.30pm
Where: Byron Children’s Centre, Byron Junior School, St David’s Rd, Coulsdon, CR5 2XE
Phone: 020 8763 6285
Breastfeeding support in Caterham & Oxted
Monday – Oxted Baby Café
Time: 1:30pm – 3pm
Where: King’s Centre, 33 Amy Road, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0PW
Phone: 01883 734805
Thursday – Caterham Sure Start Children’s Centre
Time: 10am to 12pm
Where: Caterham Sure Start Children’s Centre, The Pavilion, Guards Avenue
Phone: 01883 348641
East Surrey Hospital – breastfeeding support 7 days a week
If you gave birth at East Surrey Hospital, they have a fantastic breastfeeding support service called Burstow Babies, they’re available 7 days a week, by appointment:
The service is available to all families from the day of discharge home following the birth, until your baby is 28 days of age. Sessions are available by appointment only.
The Burstow Babies feeding support service is available seven days a week, 12:30 – 2:30 pm and takes place in the Burstow Ward dining room at East Surrey Hospital.
To book an appointment call Burstow Ward on 01737 768 511 x5316 / x6317 / x1653 and ask to make an appointment for the Burstow Babies service.
Outside of these sessions, if you’re struggling and in need of support right away, you can contact the organisations below.
Breastfeeding helplines and online resources:
The Breastfeeding Network: 0300 100 0212
The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300 330 5453 (9:30am – 10:30pm)
If you’ve got any questions, please do feel free to get in touch!
This was updated on 14/03/2019