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 Children’s 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
1pm-2.30pm – drop in (Kingston borough parents only)Kingston 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
Thurs9.30am-11am – Infant feeding peer support group (Kingston Borough parents only) United Reform Church Malden Road, New Malden, KT3 6DR
10am-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 meter
 10am-11.30am –
appointment only
South Isleworth Children’s Centre, TW7 7AP02085835762 – Free parking
10am-1pmBaby Cafe
St Michael’s Church, Southfields
SW18 5TT
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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