New Baby

Breastfeeding Support

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.

Website: www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/community-breast-feeding

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.

Website: www.love.lambeth.gov.uk/free-vitamin-d-for-healthy-teeth-and-bones

Updated BCG Vaccination Information

Leaflet: Changes to the neonatal BCG programme in London

New Baby Leaflet

(Including how to make appointments and when to use A&E)

Leaflet: New Baby

Baby & Toddler Classes Near Streatham

Website: www.happity.co.uk/baby-toddler-classes

Start 4 Life

Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Website: www.nhs.uk/start4life

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.

Facebook: @ChildAccidentPreventionTrust

Twitter: @captcharity

Telephone: 020 7608 3828

Website: www.capt.org.uk

Email: safe@capt.org.uk

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.

Website: www.sexwise.org.uk/contraceptive-choices-after-youve-had-baby

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.

Website: www.healthylivingplatform.org/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

Website: www.healthystart.nhs.uk

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.

Website: www.nhs.uk/bottle-feeding

Immunisation Schedule

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.

Website: www.whenshouldiworry.com

Booklet: When Should I Worry?