Infant feeding

Whether you are pregnant and looking to find out more about feeding your baby, or if you are going home with your newborn and would like a little more support with feeding, you are on the right page.

Here are some useful tips and links…

Kingston Hospital’s Maternity Unit and Neonatal Unit have been accredited by UNICEF UK as ‘Baby Friendly’. Nic Kane (Chief Nurse) is the Baby Friendly Guardian (as part of the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative) at Kingston Hospital.

Infant feeding classes

We run weekly online infant feeding classes, which we recommend attending from 34 weeks into your pregnancy. Find out more and book your place.

Community support

Mon9.30am-11am – drop in Kingston Borough onlyOld Malden Children’s Centre, KT3 5NB02082747709
 2pm-3.30pm – appointment onlyAlf King Children’s Centre, TW13 5AF02085835601
 1pm-2.30pm –
appointment only
Clarendon Children’s Centre, TW15 2HZ01784 424 759
 Tues1pm-3pm –
appointment only
United Reformed Church, TW2
 1pm-3pm – drop in Kingston Borough onlyChessington Childrens Centre, KT9 1JE02082747709 – Street parking available.
Weds9.30am-12pm (Kingston Borough mothers only) – appointment onlyKingston Town Children’s Centre, KT1 3AR02082747709
 10am-12pm –
appointment only
Lampton Children’s Centre, TW3 4DN02085835602
10.30am-12pm (school term time only) – drop inWelCare House,
53-55 Canbury Park Road,
1pm-2.30pm – drop inKingston Town Children’s Centre
 2pm-4pm – breastfeeding coffee groupThe Dolphin, SM1 1PR02086411689
 9.30am-11am – last Wednesday of the month via Zoom (online)Café La Leche, Wimbledon, SW19 4JZEmail to book:
 10am-12pm – drop inHersham Baptist church, Arch Road, KT12 4QRFree Street parking. Advice line 01883340922
Thurs10am-11.30am –
appointment only
The Hub, Beavers Children’s Centre, TW4 7NW02085835602
 9.30am-3.30pm –
appointment only
Clinic Stormont HC, SW11 5EG07766800365 – Street parking – pay at metre.
 10am-11.30am –
appointment only
South Isleworth Children’s Centre, TW7 7AP02085835762 – Free parking
Fri9.30am-12pm – drop in (Kingston Borough mothers only)Tolworth Children’s Centre, KT6 7SA02082747709 Free street parking
 10am-12p – 3rd Friday of the month – appointment onlyLa Leche League, Canbury park Pavilion KT2
 1pm-3pm – Kingston Hospital catchment < 6 weeks onlyCornerstone Church, KT2 6LF07385949049

Video guidance

Anatomy of the breast:

Antenatal hand expressing:

Responsive feeding: 

Skin to skin: 

Positioning and attachment:

Safe sleeping: 

Bottle feeding: 

Infant feeding during the coronavirus pandemic: 

We hope this will be of some help. 

The Infant Feeding Team

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