Maternity Breastfeeding Support
Information about infant feeding support while we respond to COVID-19
Updates to how we can provide you with infant feeding support (breast and bottle) during the Coronavirus outbreak can be found here. .
Hospital infant feeding team – Infant Feeding Midwife: 020 8401 3000 Bleep 576
Hospital breastfeeding drop-in clinic
Fridays from 10am-12pm, in the Parent Education Room, Antenatal Clinic, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon CR7 7YE
Infant feeding team
The hospital supports the right of all parents to make informed choices about how to feed their baby. Parent Education classes provide parents-to-be with up-to-date information on infant feeding and are provided free of charge by this Trust. Classes will need to be booked after 20 weeks of pregnancy, to attend between 34 to 37 weeks of pregnancy. Ask your midwife for more information or visit ‘Preparing for birth and looking after your baby’.
The Infant Feeding team is available at the Early Pregnancy Open Evening for an informal chat and information on breastfeeding. The Early Pregnancy Open Evening is on the first Wednesday of every month from 7.30pm to 9.00pm in the Antenatal Clinic, access is via the Woodcroft Road entrance. You do not need to book, just turn up. You are welcome to bring a birth supporter/partner with you.
The Infant Feeding Team provide support with breastfeeding in the hospital and work closely with the Croydon Breastfeeding Team to ensure that women receive consistent information to enable them to get breastfeeding off to a great start and to continue to feed for as long as they wish.
Support is provided to parents on the Birth Centre, Labour Ward, Postnatal ward, Special Care Baby Unit, Paediatric ward and A & E.
Information on where to access breastfeeding support is given to all mums upon discharge from hospital. Tongue Tie queries can be assessed in the Breastfeeding Clinic and all Baby Cafes.
Infant feeding midwives - contact details
Mary Ward, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR7 7YE
Tel: 020 8401 3000 ext 3182