We are excited to introduce our new Sevenoaks Project which has been made possible with a grant received from Sevenoaks District Council –
This is a New weekly Breastfeeding and Sling Group in Sevenoaks at Hope Church on Mill Lane TN14 5BX every Friday 9:30-11:30am
Everybody is welcome to come along to this new weekly group in Sevenoaks. Family, friends and kiddies are all encouraged to come (we will provide toys). This is a new community group starting through grant funding provided by Sevenoaks District Council. Whether you are expecting your first or fifth baby, or your little one has already arrived, we have lots going on at this new group. All information and support will always be provided at this group free of charge. We will also provide some additional services at a small or discounted cost so that we can make this group sustainable beyond the first year.
Breastfeeding Information and Help – A Lactation Consultant and Volunteer Breastfeeding Peer Supporters will be available to answer any questions you might have about breastfeeding, offer help with feeding and offer advice for more complex breastfeeding situations. You do not need to have questions or be having problems, do please feel free to come along and just enjoy the company of others or have the chance to drink a cup of tea while it’s still hot.
Baby Sling and Carrier Information and Help – Trained Babywearing Consultant and Volunteer Babywearing Peer Supporters will be available to answer any questions you may have about using a sling with your newborn through to preschooler.
Sling Library – A large range of slings and carriers will be available each week for you to have a look at and try. Bring your own sling for help with using it or getting it more comfortable. Learn about how to use a sling safely, and have the chance to take one home for a real test drive for a small fee (Usually £10/month plus a deposit of £10-20, no fees charged for those oreceiving Healthy Start vouchers).
Maternity and Nursing Bra Fittings – We will be joined each week by a local bra fitter who will be happy to work with you to find a comfortable fit for you before and baby arrives. If this service becomes busy, we may start booking appointments in the future.
Breastpump Hire – Pumps will be available for hire for any reason. As we start this project we will only have small numbers which will be prioritised for those who need them the most. As we build numbers, we will have the capacity to offer the service for those going away on trips or going back to work (expected cost will be £10 to hire the pump for one month plus the cost of the kits which are usually around £10 each but this may change once we decide which pumps to use, no fees will be charged to those receiving Healthy Start vouchers).
Refreshments – We plan to provide hot drinks and snacks each week. A donation is always appreciated, but only if you are able. Fruit will always be available free of charge for the kids.
Sing Sales and Nursing Bra Sales – If you decide that you would like to purchase any of the products you try out at the group and we are able to get hold of them for you, we will use the proceeds to fund additional support at the group. We are also always happy to provide any discount codes we may have for other retailers so that you can compare prices.
In addition to the community group, we are also offering a home visiting service through pregnancy and after baby is born for families who live in the Sevenoaks District and affected by long term conditions or disabilities who may benefit from additional support.
- Could limited mobility, dexterity or fatigue make breastfeeding more challenging?
- Are you less able to access local services and educational sessions due to a mental health condition, anxiety or disability?
- Would using a sling make parenting easier if you have limited mobility or impaired vision?
We can meet with you during pregnancy to talk through your concerns and work with you to find solutions that fit your unique family life before baby arrives. We will then continue to stay in contact and help you access any services you need and continue to support you once baby arrives.
We have worked with families throughout pregnancy and the first years of life for over 10 years, and our staff have a background in nutrition, breastfeeding and using baby carriers.
If you think that we can help you in any way, then please don’t hesitate to contact us in the way that is best for you –