Our coffee mornings are informal gatherings which provide an opportunity to chat with other pregnant or breastfeeding mothers in your area who are sharing a common experience and/or to speak to our accredited Breastfeeding Counsellors. They are friendly, confidential and open to all mothers: pregnant and breastfeeding, and their children (breastfeeding or not!). There is no need to book, just come along for a cup of tea (bring your questions) or if you want to see a Breastfeeding Counsellor (one-to-one) please do arrive as early as you can (10.00 am) as we need to vacate the Hall at 12.00 pm.
One Tuesday per month from 10.00-12.00. No scheduled meetings during August, but we will be back as normal in September.
Venue: Hillside Church 37 Worple Road SW19 4JZ
What does a Café La Leche coffee morning look like?
10.00 am: Doors open; you are welcome to make yourself a cup of tea and get comfortable.
10.30 am: We start the meeting with a short welcome, introductions, and an ice breaking question. We open the discussion with general questions, sometimes focus on a particular topic of interest to the majority and sometimes even watch a DVD.
11.00 am: We break for one-to-one breastfeeding support; these are individual sessions where you can discuss your own breastfeeding challenges with the LLL Breastfeeding Counsellor. Please come at 10.00 if you want to speak in person to one of our Breastfeeding Counsellors!
12.00 pm: We aim to finish the meeting.
You are welcome to come anytime between 10.00 and 11.30. We try and see as many mothers and babies as we can but sometimes we are not able to see everybody if you want one-to-one help. However, many mothers find that they benefit from the general group meeting where we answer everybody's questions
Recent studies have shown that mother-to-mother breastfeeding support groups do make a massive difference. They are:
very useful in helping you to master new skills related to breastfeeding,
a fantastic place to watch other breastfeeding mothers and be able to normalise the experience,
a great setting to learn about the early challenges many mothers encounter in the post natal period and share ideas on how to solve them,
a safe place to discuss worries about anything breastfeeding related, and last but not least
you can make life friends that will go through a similar breastfeeding journey.