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MILK! Breastfeeding Support Sessions in West Sussex

We look forward to welcoming you. The MILK! Group offers support for breastfeeding parents, those who are providing breast milk, mixed feeding or formula feeding.  Our Infant Feeding Advisors are happy to help with any feeding question or worry and is a great opportunity to meet other breastfeeding families and practice breastfeeding out and about.  MILK! Breastfeeding Support sessions are predominantly groups however one to one sessions are offered in some areas of West Sussex. MILK! Breastfeeding support is available across West Sussex- Crawley, Horsham, Mid-Sussex, Worthing, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Adur, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Midhurst, Shoreham and East Grinstead. Please book to attend our MILK! Groups or one to one sessions on 01273 242004.

West Sussex MILK! Groups

Here’s what to expect:

  • You are invited to arrive within an hour of the group scheduled start time
  • A member of the Health Visiting team will be there to welcome you
  • You will be invited to sit with a group of other breastfeeding mothers
  • A friendly trained volunteer peer supporter (wearing a pink t-shirt and NHS ID badge) is often present to offer mother to mother support
  • All mothers will have the opportunity to discuss their baby’s feeding during the session Groups can be busy, please be patient and enjoy your time in the group.

Worthing area:

Monday Afternoons at Worthing Library, Richmond Road, Worthing BN11 1HD

Crawley area:

Tuesday Afternoons at Pound Hill, Children’s Centre, Pound Hill Infant School, Crawley Lane, Crawley RH10 7EB

Shoreham area:

Tuesday Mornings at Adur East Family Hub, Kingston Buci, Middle Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6GA

Burgess Hill/ Haywards Heath area:

Wednesday Afternoons at Sidney West Children’s Centre, Leylands Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8HS

Chichester area:

Wednesday Mornings at Chichester Family Hub, St James Road, Chichester PO19 7AB

Bognor Regis area:

Thursday Mornings at Bognor Regis Nursery School, Bognor Nursery, 85 Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis  PO21 2TB

Horsham area:

Friday Mornings at Horsham Family Hub, The Needles , Three Acres, Horsham RH12 1RS

* For all related queries or if you need any additional support to attend, please call 01273 242004

Breast pump loan scheme

Currently MILK! Breastfeeding support sessions are operating face to face. The MILK! sessions offer information, support and lots of encouragement! Each of the MILK! sessions have a specially trained infant feeding advisor who is eager to offer support with any questions or concerns you may have. The MILK! sessions have access to breast pumps which can be borrowed, if available, for short term loan to help maintain a good milk supply for example when a parent has mastitis, or when trying to boost milk supply if baby has been slow to grow.

A parent can book into a MILK! session and arrange to 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 the families to keep.

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 support sessions in West Sussex. Please note due to COVID 19, courses are limited.

For more information contact the MILK! Infant Feeding Team: sc-tr.infantfeedingteamwestsussex@nhs.net