Kent Baby Matters Breastfeeding Help

Welcome to Kent Baby Matters.

Things have been a little different over the last year or so.  I’ll try to keep this page as up to date as possible, but Facebook is where things are most up to date, so do check there or message us with any questions.

Find out more about the specialist breastfeeding groups and sling libraries available in Kent –

What group do I need? – What group is most suitable for your current breastfeeding needs.

Who do I need to speak to? – Who is the best person to speak to about your current breastfeeding needs.

What is a Sling Library? – Find out more about the benefits of visiting a sling library.

BF group with BF counsellorBF group with LC– These groups have a breastfeeding specialist every time, either a lactation consultant or breastfeeding counsellor (or both).  These specialists will be able to complete a full breastfeeding assessment which would include an oral assessment and referral if tongue-tie is suspected to be causing issues.  Volunteer breastfeeding peer supporters will also be available to support you and answer questions.

community bf group– These groups have a breastfeeding counsellor present every time and are mostly run by breastfeeding charities.  Although these breastfeeding counsellors are highly skilled and experienced, they may not be insured to do a full oral assessment under their role with that charity.  Call ahead and ask if you need this service.

purpleKent Sling Library.  A full library session where you can receive help from either a babywearing consultant and/or babywearing peer supporters.  Slings and carriers will be available to try during the session, and can be rented for a fee (Health Start Voucher recipients do not pay a fee)

turqEast Kent Sling Library.  A full library session where you can receive help from either a babywearing consultant and/or babywearing peer supporters.  Slings and carriers will be available to try during the session, and can be rented for a fee.

greyNorth West Kent Sling Library.  A full library session where you can receive help from either a babywearing consultant and/or babywearing peer supporters.  Slings and carriers will be available to try during the session, and can be rented for a fee.

You may also find your local breastfeeding group within a Children’s Centre.  They are run by the Health Visiting service and you can receive support from local Breastfeeding Peer Supporters, Health Visitors and Community Nursery Nurses.  Find your local group here