Haringey Infant Feeding Peer Support Service
Haringey Council Public Health commission The Breastfeeding Network charity to provide free, non-judgemental, evidence based baby feeding information to all Haringey families.
Our friendly peer support team can help with breastfeeding, expressing, bottle feeding, weaning from the breast and introducing solids. We support babies, toddlers, and small children, alongside your Health Visitor relationship.
All Haringey families are welcome to access our free service. We will support you in your feeding choices.
How and where to get support?
Face to face in the community
We offer face-to-face support across the borough of Haringey. Our sessions are free and open to all Haringey parents and carers. Some of the sessions must be booked, others are drop-in (you do not need to register).
Please check the link below to see up-to-date days, times and availability, and to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-breastfeeding-network-haringey-35374458913
We currently offer support in the following locations:
- Welbourne Children’s Centre, Stainby Road London N15 4EA
- Highgate International Church, 272 Archway Road London N6 5AU
- Park Lane Children’s Centre, 139 Park Lane London N17 0HB
- Woodlands Park Nursery School & Children Centre, 74-76 Woodlands Park Road London N15 3SD
- Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre, 151 Park Road London N8 8JD
- Triangle Children, Young People & Community Centre, 91-93 Saint Ann’s Road London N15 6NU
CLOSURES: Some of our locations are closed during school holidays; please always check that a session is running before attending. The information will be on our EventBrite page, or in our automated email reply.
You can also find our sessions at the link below, please be mindful that depending on your location you may also see sessions ran in other boroughs:
Join us online for a 1:1 chat with our breastfeeding supporters from the comfort of your home. Book a session on our EventBrite page at:
Get in touch by email with any question (no question is too small), and to receive up to date details of the support we provide.
Ayuda en Español para que las familias de London (Support in Spanish for London families)
¿Necesitas ayuda gratuita en alimentación infantil? ¡ Estamos aquí para vos !
Para que las familias de London se unan a una reunion virtual o soliciten asistencia individual, hemos configurado 1 sesion mensual en Zoom y una dirección de correo eletrónico central. Nuestros Supporters capacitados en lactancia estarán disponibles en los encuentros grupales por video y también para organizar un apoyo individual si asíse solicita.
- Nuestras reuniones mensuales en Español “Spanish Zoom Drop In” se llevan a cabo todos los primeros lunes de cada mes y brindan un ambiente amigable y seguro para apoyo en la alimentación de bebes y/o niños pequeños.
- Se requiere inscripción previa utilizando el siguiente enlace : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-breastfeeding-network-haringey-35374458913
Mail en Español
Para solicitar los enlaces de preinscripción, enviar consultas y/o pedir asistencia personalizada, puedes hacerlo por mail en Español a :
Nuestro servicio en español es llevado a cabo por voluntarios. Los correos electrónicos se revisan los lunes y miercoles.
Our breastfeeding supporters visit Haringey families on the maternity wards of the Whittington and North Middlesex Hospital, on as many days of the week as possible. If you have not met one of our supporters in the hospital, please get in touch by email!
For Breastfeeding information and support available 9.30am to 9.30pm every day of the year, please contact our National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0212.
Breastfeeding online group for all Muslim Mums
Haringey residents are also welcome at our free online group for all London Muslim Mums: a confidential and safe space for Muslim breastfeeding mothers, led by Muslim volunteers from the Breastfeeding Network.
- See times and dates and register at:
Follow us for news about our service and baby feeding information. Please note that we do not offer support through social media, and that messages are not checked regularly – please email us instead at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us and help improve our service
How to train with us
Our volunteers have undertaken one of two levels of training designed for parents who have breastfed, to become registered BfN (Breastfeeding Network) volunteers. All our peer support training is accredited and delivered by trained BfN tutors.
If you are interested in volunteering with our service, please get in touch with us! Our training is open to all women who have personal experience of breastfeeding their own babies. It is open to mothers of all ages and backgrounds, to enable them to widen their knowledge, skills and experience to support breastfeeding within their communities or remotely. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and to eliminating discrimination in our training and coordination of volunteers.
Please find more information here: https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/get-involved/train-to-be-a-registered-volunteer/
Please contact us at the email address above if you would like to discuss joining.
How to feedback
Our online service evaluation actively welcomes feedback. Please complete this short survey to help us maintain, improve, and expand the service.
The Breastfeeding Network charity also runs a yearly evaluation survey. The link for this will be posted below when the survey is live.
Our friendly and experienced breastfeeding supporters offer information and support to Haringey families before and after they have had their baby. We are a relatively small team of part time staff and volunteers, who we are incredibly grateful to for offering their time to the families they support.