MILK! Breastfeeding drop ins in West Sussex

Breastfeeding drop-ins

We are here to offer wide-ranging support to mums and their families who want to start and continue breastfeeding. We know that breastfeeding isn’t always easy, especially in the early stages and some days are more difficult than others. See dates and details of our drop in sessions below.

Find out more about the Breastfeeding - MILK! Infant Feeding Team (West Sussex)

Breast pump loan scheme

Breast pumps can be a costly purchase for new parents. There is often a need for the more efficient electric pumps which provide quicker pumping. Having an electric pump to maintain a good milk supply can make the difference between continuing breastfeeding or having to give up which many mums do not want to do.

All of the MILK! Breastfeeding drop ins in West Sussex have access to one or more breast pumps which can be borrowed, if available, for short term loan to help maintain a good milk supply for example when a mum has mastitis, or when she is trying to boost her milk supply if her baby has been slow to grow.

Currently there are 18 MILK! Breastfeeding drop in support groups in West Sussex. The groups offer information, support and lots of encouragement! Each of the drop ins have a specially trained infant feeding advisor and many of the groups also have trained breastfeeding peer supporters to give mother to mother support.

A mum can call in to her nearest MILK! group, and borrow a pump for up to 2 weeks providing she meets the set criteria. There is a charge to buy the milk collection sets of £10 (£20 if double pumping). The collection set  is then hers to keep should she need to subsequently buy her own pump.

Breastfeeding Peer Support Course

The MILK! Infant feeding team run breastfeeding peer support training courses across West Sussex. The 12 week course teaches mothers with experience of breastfeeding to support other breastfeeding mothers. They learn about the physical, social and emotional aspects of breastfeeding and then are able to provide encouragement and information to mums attending the MILK! breastfeeding drop ins in West Sussex.

For more information contact the MILK! Infant Feeding Team on 01903 858158.

Drop-in sessions:

If you wish to print the list below we have a print friendly version available.

Midhurst - The Willow Room, The Grange Centre
7 Bepton Road
Midhurst
GU29 9HD
01730 811402
Mondays 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Bognor Regis – Victoria Drive Children & Family Centre

85 Victoria Drive
Bognor Regis
PO21 2TB
01243 642917
Thursday 11.00am-12.30pm

Burgess Hill - The Gattons Children & Family Centre

Royal George Road
Burgess Hill
RH15 9SL
01444 255480
Monday 9.30am – 11.00am

Haywards Heath – Princess Royal Hospital – ante-natal clinic
Lewes Road
Haywards heath
RH16 4EX
Wednesday 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Chichester - Chichester Nursery School Children & Family Centre
St James Campus
St James Road
Chichester
PO19 7AB
01243 642950
Wednesday 9.30am – 11.00am

Crawley - Langley Green and Ifield Children & Family Centre
Stagelands
Crawley
RH11 7PF
01293 651747
Friday 10:00am - 11.30am

Crawley  - Pound Hill Children & Family Centre
Crawley Lane
Pound Hill
Crawley RH10 7EB
01293 651722
Wednesday 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Crawley - Broadfield Children & Family Centre
Creasys Drive, Broadfield
Crawley
RH11 9HJ
01293 651777
Wednesday 9.30am - 11.00am

Durrington Children and Family Centre
81 Salvington Road
Durrington
Worthing
BN13 2JD
01903 276888
Tuesday 9.30am - 11.00am

East Grinstead - The Children and Family Centre  
Blackwell Farm Road
East Grinstead
RH19 3JL.
01342 332983 (HCP Team)
Tuesday 10.00am – 11.30am

Hassocks - Hassocks Health Centre
Windmill Avenue
Hassocks
BN6 8LY
01273 847831
Wednesday 9.30am – 11.00am (every alternate Wednesday)

Horsham - The Needles Children and Family Centre
Three Acres,
Horsham
RH12 1RS
01403 213590
Friday 10.00am – 11.30am

Horsham -  Southwater Children and Family Centre
Worthing Road
Southwater
Horsham
RH13 9HA
Mondays 10.30am - 12pm

Lancing - Boundstone Children & Family Centre
Upper Boundstone Lane
Lancing
BN15 9QX
01903 276850
Wednesday 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Littlehampton Children & Family Centre
Wickbourne Centre
Clun Road
Littlehampton
BN17 7DZ
01903 276840
Thursday 10:30am - 12:00pm

Lindfield - United Reform Church
High Street 
Lindfield  
RH16 2HL    
Thursday 9.30am – 11.00am   

Shoreham by Sea - The Manor Practice
Southwick Street
Southwick
BN42 4TA 
01273 596077
Tuesday 9.30am - 11.00am

Worthing - The Wave Children & Family Centre
Broadwater Baptist Church
Dominion Road
Broadwater
Worthing
BN14 8JL
01903 276869
Monday 10am - 11:30am

Yapton - The Villages Children & Family Centre
Main Road
Yapton
Arundel
BN18 0EY
01243 642958
Thursday 10.30am – 12.30pm