The Camden Baby Feeding Team offers information and support for parents in Camden during pregnancy and after they have had their baby.  Currently we provide telephone support and offer video-calls.  Some in-person individual clinic appointments are available for complex issues that are not able to be resolved by videocall.

Parents can self-refer or be referred for help with establishing breastfeeding, bottle feeding, mixed feeding, expressing, planning return to work or stopping breastfeeding.

We also run the ‘Camden, Coffee & Chat’ online groups for parents and babies together with the Health Visiting service. See below for details and how to register for a session.

You can use this service if you are a pregnant woman or new mother and you live in Camden. The ‘Camden, Coffee & Chat’ online sessions are open to parents and carers with a child under 12 months.

People can refer themselves to this service or can be referred by a health visitor, midwife, GP or Children’s Centre

The Camden Baby Feeding Team are available Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm for support with breastfeeding, bottle-feeding or mixed feeding. Please contact the Team on 07808 891 260 or email: camden.babyfeedingteam@nhs.net for individual support.

If you leave an answer phone message on our team phone, we aim to respond to you by the next working day

If you have a specific questions for your Health Visitor about caring for your baby, please contact the Health Visiting team at camden.dutyhv@nhs.net / 020 3317 3032.

Out of hours support for baby feeding is also available at the National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 100 0212, 9.30am to 9.30pm, 7 days a week.

The Camden Coffee & Chat sessions provide an online space where parents with babies under 12 months can meet, share experiences and ask questions.

There will be members of the Camden Baby Feeding Team and Health Visiting service available to speak to, and each week we will explore a key theme for a few minutes including caring for yourself as parents, feeding your baby, settling and sleep, and your baby’s development.

Groups run weekly, and you can come to just one or as many as you wish. Please register ahead of time using the links below. We look forward to virtually meeting you.

Day Time Link
Monday 10.30am to 11.30am https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcuippjorHdF5Lzf-Q8xSoq6oUgIAEm3n 
Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30am https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu-srDwrG9Su9VxfRpiSvyRDmfq_g4qk 
Wednesday 1pm to 2pm

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdemgrjwjHtCBJM5AgJKfcaF-Oh5uSSNi

 

Thursday 10.30am to 11.30am https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdemhrDwsHNSQUKNnkfSDoUrz1utdNg0M

 

Resources (by organisation)

UNICEF 

is a leading children’s charity, involved in protecting the rights of children worldwide. The Baby Friendly Initiative was developed to enable public services to better support families with feeding and developing close, loving relationships, ensuring that all babies get the best possible start in life.

UNICEF website 


Baby Sleep Information Source Basis provides online access to up-to-date research-based evidence about infant sleep for parents and health practitioners.

https://www.basisonline.org.uk/


Lullaby Trust
The Lullaby Trust aims to stop all unexpected deaths of babies and young children, and provides resources around safe sleeping with your baby.

https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-advice/co-sleeping/


First Steps Nutrition Trust is an independent public health nutrition charity providing information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.

First Steps Nutrition eating well resources

A simple guide to breast milk and breastfeeding 
Eating well in the first year


Start4Life

Start4Life offers information on infant feeding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Off to the best start
Introducing solid foods
Breastfeeding at study or work


Global Health Media video clips

Global Health Media designs and develops short engaging videos to help you gain knowledge and basic skills.

Global Health Media breastfeeding videos


BBC resource for parents featuring short video clips on a range of topics

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people


Resources for Camden Parents

Feeding your baby when going back to work or studying

Starting solids: top tips

Raising happy and healthy eaters


Charities offering remote support to pregnant families and new parents

Best Beginnings has compiled a comprehensive list of charities offering mental and physical health support to pregnant families and new parents

 


Resources (by topic)

How can I tell my baby is getting enough milk

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/10/mothers_breastfeeding_checklist.pdf

 

https://globalhealthmedia.org/portfolio-items/is-your-baby-getting-enough-milk/?portfolioCats=191%2C94%2C13%2C23%2C65


What to expect in a nappy

https://www.nct.org.uk/baby-toddler/nappies-and-poo/newborn-baby-poo-nappies-what-expect


 

Attaching your baby for effective feeding

https://globalhealthmedia.org/portfolio-items/attaching-your-baby-at-the-breast/


Laid-back breastfeeding

http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/breastfeeding-resources-1/2016/12/26/natural-breastfeeding-video

Please watch from 10 minutes in.


Hand expressing

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/baby-friendly-resources/breastfeeding-resources/hand-expression-video/hand-expression-video/


Safer sleep

Co-sleeping with your baby

https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-advice/coronavirus-and-caring-for-your-baby/

We are currently providing most support by telephone or video call.  In some circumstances we may invite you to see us in a health centre and will provide directions if needed.

If you need help in a crisis, please do the following

  • Contact the CNWL service looking after you during their office hours
  • If the crisis is during when your service is closed, there are alternative options provided by the NHS found on this page.
  • If you are not already being looked after by CNWL or elsewhere within the NHS, see your GP during normal working hours as they can then refer you to a local service.

Find your closest GP on NHS Choices.

Out of hours support for baby feeding is also available at the National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 100 0212, 9.30am to 9.30pm, 7 days a week.