Links and Local Directory

Links and Local Directory

Scroll down for links to other local breastfeeding support, how to find an IBCLC, national breastfeeding helplines, and for information about slings/carriers and carrying, and other evidence-based parenting resources.

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Information about Carrying Babies and Children

Carrying Matters

Run and written by author of ‘Why Babywearing Matters’, Dr Rosie Knowles, the Carrying Matters website is an excellent source of information on all aspects of carrying.  A highly recommended read!

Sling Pages Directory

Search this link for a service near you, or one that can hire you a sling/carrier by post.

Sling and Carrier Retailers

We’ve listed some of the sling and carrier retailers we recommend on the link above.

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Breastfeeding Support in Mid Sussex

Sweet Wrappers’ Monday Drop-In hosts weekly breastfeeding support from our rotating team of volunteers.  Click here for further details.  

Other Breastfeeding Support in Mid Sussex

NHS Breastfeeding Drop-ins across Mid Sussex 

This lists all the NHS Breastfeeding drop-ins across Mid Sussex, however please do contact the venue before you travel to confirm timings, as the list doesn’t always appear to be up to date.  At the time of writing, the Wednesday drop-in at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath is actually held between 2:30pm and 3:30pm, not the time listed on their website.

Find an IBCLC Lactation Consultant

You can search by postcode here: http://www.lcgb.org/find-an-ibclc/

La Leche League Sussex

Monthly meetings in Chicester, Hassocks, Southwater, Brighton and Forest Row.  See their website for other support, including lending library of breastfeeding books.  Also see the LLL Sussex Facebook page

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Breastfeeding Helplines & Information

Biological Nurturing

Information on ‘laid-back breastfeeding’.

Kelly Mom

Kelly Mom provides evidence-based advice on breastfeeding.  It’s run by an IBLC Lactation Consultant in the USA.

The Breastfeeding Network

Lots of useful info on breastfeeding, including printable leaflets for parents and health professionals.  NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING HELPLINE 0300 100 0212

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding information site, plus ABM BREASTFEEDING HELPLINE: 0300 330 5453

La Leche League UK

LLL’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, education, information, and encouragement and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother.   LLL BREASTFEEDING HELPLINE: 0345 120 2918

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Birth Preparation in Mid Sussex

Mellow Mumma

Hypnotherapist and Postnatal Mental Health Specialist Georgie Kirwan-Ferreira offers offers Defrazzle classes, 1:1 sessions and birth trauma release, as well as independent hypnobirthing workshops, at her beautiful venue, ‘Breathing Space’ in Bolney.

The Wise Hippo Sussex Hypnobirthing

Joanna is an experienced midwife and clinical hypnotherapist who offers a comprehensive hypnobirthing four week programme.  Joanna is a mother of twins and a specialist in supporting families with twins or more.

LushTums offer nourishing and active classes in Pregnancy Yoga, Birth Preparation, Postnatal Yoga, Women’s Yoga & also Doula services. A welcoming and supportive space for all women, whether it’s your first pregnancy or if you’ve been here before!

A Bumps A Baby 

Birth preparation classes from a team of experienced midwives

Mid Sussex Home Birth Group

A group of parents who have had or planned home births and birth professionals working for positive birth experiences.  Monthy meetings to provide support for expectant parents either planning a home birth or just exploring it as an option.   In addition to the website, find Mid Sussex Home Birth Group on Facebook

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Other Evidence-Based Pregnancy, Postnatal and Parenting Services in and around Mid Sussex

Sootheababy Baby Massage

With Registered Midwife, Sarah Syms

Mellow Mumma

Hypnotherapist and Postnatal Mental Health Specialist Georgie Kirwan-Ferreira offers offers Defrazzle classes, 1:1 sessions and birth trauma release, as well as independent hypnobirthing workshops, at her beautiful venue, ‘Breathing Space’ in Bolney.

BabyCalm and ToddlerCalm with  Holly Heather

Evidence-based workshops and private consultations for parents, covering life with a newborn baby, sleep, weaning, play, toddler tantrums and more.

Muscle Balance – Holistic Core Restore with Caroline Telfer

Caroline Telfer, Holistic Core Restore® Coach and Soft Tissue Therapist, offers postnatal classes for core strength and pelvic floor healing.

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