Our Sevenoaks Project started in May 2018 and was made possible with a grant received from Sevenoaks District Council. Now that funding has ended we continue to fundraise through various means to keep the service running every week –
This is a 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 weekly group in Sevenoaks. Family, friends and children are all encouraged to come (we provide toys). Whether you are expecting your first or fifth baby, or your little one has already arrived, we have lots going on at this group. All information and support is provided at this group free of charge. We also provide some additional services at a small or discounted cost so that we can make this group sustainable now that funding has ended.
Breastfeeding Information and Help – A Lactation Consultant, Breastfeeding Counsellor 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.
Kent 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 (changing to £15 in March 2020) plus a deposit of £10-20, no fees charged for those receiving 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 after baby arrives. If you decide to buy, a donation is made from every sale towards running the group.
Breastpump Hire – Pumps will be available for hire for any reason at a cost of £10 to hire the pump for one month (increasing to £15 in March 2020) plus the cost of the kits which are £10 each. (no fees will be charged to those receiving Healthy Start vouchers). We have a few brands of pumps which are all double electric. We have ARDO, Pump Genie and Ameda pumps. We usually have at least one at each group available but please do message to check availability, and they can also be picked up at any time from Karen’s home in Sevenoaks near Sevenoaks Station 07951600777.
Refreshments – We plan to provide hot drinks, handmade cakes and fruit every week. A donation is always appreciated, but only if you are able. We try to offer options that are gluten and dairy free when possible.
Sling 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.
Kent Cloth Nappy Library – This service will be available every 1st Friday of the month to provide information and advice on using reusable nappies. Come along to learn more about it, bring your own nappies for help, and we also provide a rental service so that you can find the right styles for your baby and work out if using cloth works well for your family before investing in a full set for yourself. You can rent a full kit for £15 each month plus a £15 deposit (no fees are charged for families receiving healthy start vouchers).
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 –