Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme

Southwark Council is proud to encourage and support local businesses, organisations and the voluntary sector in Southwark to be part of the Breastfeeding welcome scheme.

By joining the network, you’ll be showing that you care about your customers, especially the youngest ones, and will also be benefiting the whole community. The Breastfeeding Welcome scheme is for all local venues, small or large: hairdressers, shops, leisure centres, libraries, museums and community centres – in fact anywhere that is open to the public.

By joining the scheme and putting up the Breastfeeding Welcome signs and logos it will:

  • let mums know that they are welcome to breastfeed in your venue
  • help promote your business within the community
  • establish your business as part of a nationwide network that is baby and family friendly and will be included in a searchable online directory of Breastfeeding welcome venues

Many local venues already try to make sure that women feel welcome to breastfeed and by signing up to the scheme the venue will be better recognised as being baby and family friendly

If you are interested in joining the Breastfeeding Welcome scheme and would like more information, please contact publichealth@southwark.gov.uk

Breastfeeding Support Cafés in Southwark

Breastfeeding Support Cafés provide a safe and comfortable environment where pregnant and breastfeeding women are supported to start and continue breastfeeding.

All pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are welcome. Breastfeeding Support Cafes are ‘drop in’. No appointments required. Please bring your baby’s red book so that other professionals can see any feeding plans we make.

If necessary you will be referred to our specialist service by appointment.

Cafes are run by the Health Visiting team in Southwark with the support of Peer Supporters

There is a Breastfeeding Support Café in Southwark every day Monday to Friday.

Monday 10-11.30am – Dulwich Breastfeeding Support Café, Albrighton Children’s Centre, Albrighton Road, East Dulwich Estate, SE22 8AH (EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAYS)

Tuesdays 1 -2.30pm – Crawford Breastfeeding Support Café, Crawford Children’s Centre, Crawford Road, SE5 9NF

Wednesdays – Bermondsey & Rotherhithe Breastfeeding Support Café, Southwark Park, (entrance Hawkstone Road) SE16 2PF

Thursday 10 – 11.30am – Peckham & Camberwell Breastfeeding Support Café, 5th floor, Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street,  SE15 5PR

Fridays – 10 – 11.30am – Ellen Brown Breastfeeding Support Café, Ellen Brown Children’s Centre, 145 Grange Road, SE1 3EU

Please arrive at least half an hour before the group ends.

Always check the Facebook page ‘Lambeth and Southwark Breastfeeding Support’ or use the Breast Start App for current information and any changes in opening times before you attend.  During public holidays Breastfeeding Support Cafes might be subject to change.

Contact the Breastfeeding team
Clarissa Georgestone, Infant Feeding Lead 02071387815/07766307521
Jane Love, Infant Feeding Lead 0203 049 4828/ 07342059114

Page last updated: 29 March 2019