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#1 happymundays

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 01:48 PM

Expecting a baby or currently breastfeeding or wish to have help and support with breastfeeding if things have been difficult.

Every Monday 10-12 there is a Lactation consultant who is a tongue Tie specialist and breast councillors and peer supporters to help listen and support you.

Held in Mildred's church.

You don't need to have given birth to learn about breastfeeding.




http://www.thebabyca...o.uk/index.html

#2 SparkyUK

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 10:28 PM

Just saw this and wanted to give the Baby Cafe 5 stars. We had a nightmare trying to get baby #2 to latch and had our expert team of midwives stumped. Went to quite a few of the more local breastfeeding support groups and just had no traction until we went out the Addiscombe. Everyone there was really knowledgeable and helpful and we managed to get baby feeding. Was really worth the trek, even from West Norwood.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:43 AM

thanks for the tip, I was starting to look around for local BFing cafes as #2 is due in June and I wanted to know where we could go if we had any problems as I didn't fancy pushing through the pain like I did with #1! Do you know if they happy for you to bring pre-schooler siblings? I know that some groups can be funny about it.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:21 AM

thanks for the tip, I was starting to look around for local BFing cafes as #2 is due in June and I wanted to know where we could go if we had any problems as I didn't fancy pushing through the pain like I did with #1! Do you know if they happy for you to bring pre-schooler siblings? I know that some groups can be funny about it.


Yes, they are happy to have older kids there. They may have even had a few toys, but I'm not sure if they were for 3 year olds or 3 month olds. Was obviously in my just-had-a-baby stupor. Dads are also welcome. With a few of the other groups I went to the rooms were so small I felt like my husband had to wait outside.

I just googled the baby cafe though and see that they've just moved in March, and are now in Woodside. Hopefully Katie Fischer is still there as she's really knowlegeable. She will do private consultations too.

In any case, I hope it all goes smoothly, and you dont' have to get help

#5 happymundays

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:53 PM

Sadly Katie Fisher is not there at the new woodside which is run by NHS, she is a consultant at kings. She is still available as private consultant and details of help and lactation consultants and breast specialist/counselling and support groups on the NHS listing given out by midwives and at most local doctors.
There is a risk of cuts to these very valued services.