Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Local Breastfeeding Support Groups

mum and baby

Pregnant?  New Baby?  Need breastfeeding support?  Breastfeeding an older baby? 

Come along if you have any questions about feeding, or if you just want to meet other mums and babies? Dads welcome too.

No need for an appointment – just turn up! It’s free. If you need help with breastfeeding, please try to arrive at least half an hour before the end of the session.

It is helpful to bring your red book with you. 

Full details of the baby cafes and opening times are below - please note summer holiday or other planned closures in red





Kensington Avenue Baby Cafe 

10.00am - 12.00pm
Kensington Avenue Children’s Centre 

Hawthorn Avenue

Tel: 020 8765 8128


Sanderstead Baby Cafe

12.30 to 2.30pm

Sanderstead Clinic

40 Rectory Park


020 8714 2560


Woodlands Baby Café

1 - 3pm

Woodlands Children's Centre, Gilbert Scott School, Farnborough Avenue, Monks Hill, South Croydon, CR2 8HD

020 8916 0543



Woodside Baby Cafe

10am - 12pm

Woodside Children's Centre and Infant School,Morland Road,Croydon,CR0 6NF

020 8655 5655


Croydon University Hospital Breastfeeding Clinic

10am - 12pm

Parent Education Room, Antenatal Clinic,Croydon University Hospital, London Road, CR7 7YE

020 8401 3000 Bleep 576

Byron Baby Café

12.30pm – 2.30pm

Byron Children's Centre, Byron Junior School, St David's Rd, Coulsdon, CR5 2XE

020 8763 6285

Tongue-tie can cause breastfeeding difficulties for some mothers  

If you think your baby may have a tongue-tie and you are experiencing some problems with breastfeeding (sore nipples, baby coming on and off for example) please visit any baby café. Alternatively you can visit the breastfeeding clinic at Croydon University Hospital.  The infant feeding team at the hospital offers a tongue-tie division service for Croydon babies up to the age of 8 weeks.  

Who supports you at the Baby Cafes?

Breastfeeding support at Baby Cafes is provided by a mixture of health professionals, lactation consultants (health professionals or breastfeeding counsellors who have completed advanced training in breastfeeding support), breastfeeding counsellors and peer supporters (mums who have breastfed themselves who have trained to help other mums).

Baby Cafés are licensed by the Baby Café Charitable Trust.  They aim to provide skilled breastfeeding support in a relaxed café-style environment. NHS Baby Cafés have a selection of resources they are able to loan families on a short term basis.

For information and/or breastfeeding support contact the Croydon Breastfeeding Support Team on 020 8714 2985

or call the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0212


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