Breastfeeding groups in Lambeth and breastfeeding cafés in Southwark have been set up to provide a comfortable environment for women to breastfeed.
They offer a place where you can go with your babies to receive information and support from health visitors, midwives and peer supporters who have undergone training to enable them to support breastfeeding mothers.
Free Vitamin D Aard and Details of Where to Get it
In Lambeth, pregnant women, new mums and children under four can now get free vitamin D supplements to help keep them healthy.
Updated BCG Vaccination Information
New Baby Leaflet
(Including how to make appointments and when to use A&E)
Leaflet: New Baby
Baby & Toddler Classes Near Streatham
Start 4 Life
Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
Immunisation Information Video
NHS services in London are working hard to make sure all adults and babies still receive their routine vaccinations. When you visit your GP surgery, things may be a little different: social distancing and infection prevention control measures may be in place. This is all to keep you and staff safe.
Youtube Video: Routine immunisations during the pandemic
Safety of your Baby at Home
The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.
Telephone: 020 7608 3828
Contraception After Giving Birth
Contraception may be the last thing on your mind when you’ve just had a baby, but it’s something you need to think about if you want to delay or avoid another pregnancy.
Many unplanned pregnancies happen in the first few months after childbirth, so even if you’re not interested in sex at the moment, it’s better to be prepared.
Delicious Free Meals for Lambeth Families with New Babies
It’s normal to feel nervous when you first bring your baby home, especially at the moment. If you need, help, LEAP are here for you.
Finding time to cook for yourself and your family will be hard when your baby is so young. You might not have the usual help from family and friends due to Social Distancing rules.
So, LEAP will provide free cooked healthy meals for you and your family made and delivered to your door. This will be provided at least once a week whilst you and your family are getting used to the new baby.
Leaflet: Free Meals from LEAP
The Healthy Start Scheme
If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 4 you can get free vouchers or payments every 4 weeks to spend on:
- cow’s milk
- fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables
- infant formula milk
- fresh, dried, and tinned pulses
NHS Bottle Feeding Advice
If you’re planning to bottle feed with expressed breast milk or infant formula, these tips will help you feed your baby and keep them safe and healthy.
If you decide to use infant formula, first infant formula (first milk) should always be the first formula you give your baby. You can use it throughout the first year.
A guide to immunisation for babies born on or after the 1st January 2020.
Leaflet: A Guide to Immunisation
Guide to Coughs, Colds, Earaches, and Sore Throats
‘When Should I Worry?’ is a booklet developed by researchers at PRIME Centre Wales, Division of Population Medicine, Cardiff University.
It provides information for parents about the management of respiratory tract infections (coughs, colds, sore throats, and earaches) in children, and has been designed to be used in primary care consultations.
Booklet: When Should I Worry?