Breast feeding support

Breastfeeding ‘Cafe’ at Carmenta 

Update July 2020

Good News! We are resuming our Breastfeeding ‘Cafe’!

Starting Thursday August 6th August 1.30-3pm, By Appointments Only.

Volunteers Julie and Cathy will be available to discuss any feeding issues in a calm, relaxed environment.
You are invited to book a 20 minute free slot by emailing breastfeeding@carmenta-life.co.uk

In order to maintain a safe environment and adhere to socially distancing regulations, our volunteers will wear masks and seating will be 2 metes apart. Only one parent will be permitted to attend, which will usually be Mum if breastfeeding, though we are happy to see babies with bottle feeding issues as well. One volunteer will be allocated to one mum and baby and we will operate a strictly hands off approach, maintaining social distancing. Only two sets of mums and babies will be in the spacious room at one time. The area and chairs will be cleaned before and after each person.

There will be no tongue tie assessments. And If more than 20 minutes is anticipated for complex issues, we recommend booking an individual private appointment instead- details are on the website www.carmenta-life.co.uk

Please read the COVID information on the website. We ask that if you, or any member of your household, have visited any COVID high risk country, or had any symptoms, or been in contact with anyone with COVID symptoms in the last 3 weeks, that you do not come to the Centre. Symptoms include fever, cough, flu/cold symptoms however mild, loss of taste or smell, diarrhoea or vomiting.

Please wear a face covering and there will be hand sanitiser available. Please bring your own refreshments and any cushions you may need.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Our new Carmenta Breastfeeding Facebook page has up to date information, articles and videos. And our Carmenta Life Facebook page has Julie’s  ‘lockdown’ vlogs on breastfeeding tips.

For more information please get in touch  breastfeeding@carmenta-life.co.uk

Click here to view our breastfeeding fact sheet

Please note, our Baby Feeding Cafe is non funded and run by volunteers. We only ask for a small donation to the local Human Milk Foundation.

There is no parking at the Centre. The nearest parking is behind Tesco or on the high street- pay and display.

Thank you

Cathy and Julie