Links and Local Directory

Links and Local Directory

Some of these links are directly about carrying babies and children; others are related more broadly to pregnancy, birth, babies and beyond.  Do scroll down and take a look!

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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 Sheffield Sling Surgery website is an excellent source of information on all aspects of carrying.  A highly recommended read!  Look under ‘Get Started’ to find a great list of articles.

The Sling Pages

The ‘Yellow Pages’ of the sling world!  Search for sling libraries, meets, retailers and consultants in your local area.

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 

In addition to those listed on the link, there is also a Breastfeeding Drop-in at Princess Royal Hospital ante-natal clinic, Haywards Heath, Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm.

La Leche League West Sussex

Monthly meetings in Hassocks, Horsham and Chichester.  See website for other support, including lending library of breastfeeding books.  Also see the LLL West Sussex Facebook page

La Leche League East Sussex (site under construction)

Monthly meetings in Forest Row.  Also see the LLL East Sussex Facebook page

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Breastfeeding 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 Anna Ashley at Funky Parent

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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