Breastfeeding Support Services

Our health visitors and nursery nurses run 'drop-in' clinics across mid Surrey that offer nursing mums practical advice and support with breastfeeding. 

The breastfeeding support team was awarded the prestigious UNICEF Level 3 'Baby Friendly' accreditation in May 2015, meaning our teams are highly trained to provide a high standard of advice, support and knowledge around feeding and weaning.

"The staff at the drop-in clinic were so helpful and understanding and showed me exactly what I needed to do...Since coming back home my daughter has had two great feeds and seems so much happier and more content. It has only been a few hours but visiting this clinic has already improved both of our lives more than I can say. Thank you so much to everyone involved!"

Parent, after attending a drop-in Breastfeeding Clinic

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A health professional with a specialist knowledge in breastfeeding will see you individually during a clinic session. We can observe a breastfeed if you choose. You will be offered practical help and information to support your breastfeeding. You will need to bring your Personal Child Health Record (Red book) and maternity records (if available).

Following your appointment, you may be offered further support at home or in a clinic, or by telephone. There will be ongoing support available at your local breastfeeding clinic or group.

If you are feeding your baby with expressed milk or formula in a bottle, then you can help your baby to feed more calmly by practicing something called ‘paced bottle feeding’.


Breastfeeding Clinics

The information below is correct as of February 2017. However, the dates and times of clinics do change from time to time, so please do ring them first to check the clinic is still running before leaving home. If any of the information below is incorrect, please do tell us so we can update it for others (email: CSH.Communications@nhs.net). Thank you.

Mondays

  • 9.30am - 11:00am (except on Bank Holidays): Riverview Sure Start Children’s Centre (drop-in as part of baby group) at Riverview Road, West Ewell, KT19 OJP. Tel: 020 8337 7310
  • 10.00am -12.00 noon (except on Bank Holidays): Bourne Hall Breastfeeding Clinic (drop-in) at Bourne Hall Health Centre (1st floor), Ewell Village, Ewell, KT17 1TG. Tel: 0208 394 1301. We ask that if possible you park at the Bourne Hall Library and Civic Centre as parking at the health centre is extremely limited and is often required by the elderly and infirm. Thank you.​ 
  • 11.00am -12.30pm (except on Bank Holidays), ​Ashtead Little Treasure’s Baby Group (drop-in for new and pregnant mothers) St Georges Christian Centre, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead KT21 2DA. Tel: 01372 812 754. Antenatal mothers are welcome to attend to get information on breastfeeding and to meet new mothers and other pregnant mums-to-be
  • 1.00pm - 3.00pm (except on Bank Holidays): Epsom Sure Start Children’s Centre (drop-in), Pound Lane,  Epsom,  KT19 8SD. Tel: 01372 749 834
  • 1.00pm - 3.00pm (except on Bank Holidays): Naturally Yours Breastfeeding Cafe (drop-in) at Thomas Wall Children’s Centre, 69 Western Road, Sutton,  SM1 2SX. Tel: 0208 722 0280.

Tuesdays

  • 10.00am - 12 noon: Breastfeeding Support Group (drop-in) at The Children’s Centre, Epsom Downs Primary School, St Leonard’s Road, Epsom Downs,  KT18 5RJ. Tel: 01737 355 302
  • 10.00am - 11.30am: Rockers & Rollers Baby group (0-6 months only). Breastfeeding and Infant feeding advice at St Martin’s Children’s Centre, Worple Road, Epsom  KT18 7AA. Tel: 01372 730 435 NB Numbers are restricted due to small venue
  • Every 2nd Tuesday of the month 10.00am – 11.30am: Leatherhead Little Treasures Baby Group(drop-in for new and pregnant mothers) run by Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre, Aperdele Road, Leatherhead KT22 7QT. Tel: 01372 812 754. Antenatal mothers are welcome to attend to get information on breastfeeding and to meet new mothers and other pregnant mums-to-be.

Wednesdays

  • 10.00am - 12 noon: Thames Ditton Children’s Centre Breastfeeding Clinic (drop-in)
    Mercer Close, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0BS   Tel: 0208 979 6464                         
  • 12.15 - 1.00pm: YMCA, Sure Start Children’s Centre (drop-in after Baby Groups) at The Horseshoe, Bolters Lane,​ Banstead, SM7 2BQ. Tel: 01737 362 058.

Thursdays

  • 10.00am -12.00 noon:​ Tweedale Children’s Centre Breastfeeding Clinic (drop-in)​ at Tweedale Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 1SW. Tel: 0208 404 1640 (Note: free parking in Sutton Arena - opposite the centre) 
  • 10.00am – 11.30am (term time only), Bookham Little Treasure’s Baby Group (drop-in for new and pregnant mothers) at Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre, Bookham Baptist Church, Lower Road, Bookham KT23 4DH. Tel: 01372 812 754. Antenatal mothers are welcome to attend to get information on breastfeeding and to meet new mothers and other pregnant mums-to-be
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Dorking Children’s Centre (drop in) Goodwyns Road, Dorking, RH4 2LR  Tel: 01306 743 341/882 397                    

Fridays

  • 9.30am - 11.30am: Meadow Sure Start Children’s Centre (drop-in) at Sparrow Farm Road (entrance via Waverley Road), Stoneleigh, KT17 2LW Tel: 020 8393 9320.

You may wish to ring first to check times etc.


 

Did you know...? Breastfeeding women need to be taking 10 micrograms of Vitamin D supplements every day to help your baby to develop healthy bones. In addition, breastfed babies whose mothers who didn't take Vitamin D supplement during pregnancy also need to have a Vitamin D supplement every day.

From six months, all babies who are drinking less than 500ml formula a day need to be given a Vitamin D supplement, as do all babies/young children up to the age of five. 

This is because we and our children are unable to get enough Vitamin D from sunlight in this country, or from diet alone.

Speak to your health visitor or nursery nurse in clinic for more information about why Vitamin D is important. 

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