Local Breastfeeding Support

Here is a selection of popular local breastfeeding support groups for each day of the week. This is where the real magic happens. To give you a couple of examples: You settle to feed your little one(s) surrounded by other nursing mothers (tea and cake in hand). Many of them are in the same situation as you, many have been there and come out the other side to enjoy their baby even more so through breastfeeding. You watch them nurse their baby, you adjust the position, slightly change the angle and… bingo, it does not hurt anymore! Or you share your challenge and they can relate, comfort you, reassure and share their tricks. You come away empowered and full of new ideas. Or you literally move mountains to get the the group, you get your answer, you keep coming religiously every week, your confidence and your baby grow, you feel like you can support other mothers now. You grow new friends and connections around you. You find your tribe. The local breastfeeding support groups will typically have breastfeeding counsellors, peer supporters, breastfeeding specialist health visitors and/or midwives on hand to explore your situation together. It is a great resource and setting to get your head round breastfeeding in a supportive and friendly environment.

Community Breastfeeding Support in South East London:

1pm-3pm, Neighbourhood Church Baby Cafe Beckenham, Neighbourhood Church, Cromwell Road;
To enquire and book a place please contact:
+44 7860 763635

10am-12pm (term time only) Deptford Breastfeeding Group, Shaftsbury Centre, Frankham Street, Deptford SE8 4RN
Tel: 07531212738

10.30am-12pm (term time only) Breakfast Bumps and Babes
Wells Way Community Church, Wells Way, Camberwell, SE5 7SY
Tel: 07935435903

10-12pm Baby-Thrive Café, Real Nappy Life, 18 Westow St, Crystal Palace, SE19 3AH
Tel: 07837901953

2pm-3.30pm, The Village London, to book:

10am-12pm, Feed On Support Group,
My Jamii Cafe, 3 Honor Oak Park, SE23 1DX

Quaggy Baby Café Local, Holy Trinity Centre, Bennett Grove, Lewisham SE13 7QZ
Tel: 020 8465 9785 or 020 8269 2540

Breastfeeding Resources

La Leche League

Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support via local groups, a helpline and social media

0345 120 2918 – 8am-11pm 7 days a week

Breastfeeding Network

Independent breastfeeding information

0300 100 0212

Medications in Breastmilk Helpline

Advice for mothers concerned about taking medication when breastfeeding

0844 412 4665

Support on Facebook

La Leche League South East London
La Leche League Clapham Chat Group


My fellow IBCLC and La Leche League Leader, Philippa Pearson-Glaze offers well-researched and evidence based information on a wide range of breastfeeding subjects.


All-time favourite resource from IBCLC based in the US, Kelly Bonyata.

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