Bump To Breast
About the project
We are a breastfeeding group-support project for mothers. Our face-to-face groups are running and we are connecting together using social media, with regular posts on Facebook (Bump to Breast) providing interesting and useful breastfeeding information and a very popular volunteers training course.
Our project is funded by A Better Start Southend for families with children under 4 in Westborough, Victoria, Milton, Kursaal, Shoeburyness and West Shoebury. However, although we are focused on the six ABSS areas, as a group support service we are able to welcome people from other local areas as well and would really encourage you to get in touch with us if you have any breastfeeding questions at all!
Our regular weekly groups are:
Mondays 10-12 am at the Southend YMA Eco Hub, 2a St John's Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea
Tuesdays 10-12 am at the ABSS Community Hub at SAVS on Alexandra Street in Southend
Wednesdays 10-12 am at Southend Storehouse, Coleman St, Southend-on-Sea SS2 5AW
Wednesdays 10-12 am at Trust Links Growing Together Gardens, Elm Road, Shoeburyness
Thursdays 10-12 am at the Plaza Centre on Southchurch Road (around the side in ‘The Living Room’)
We also meet for coffee and a chat on the last Friday of the month at Cliffs Pavillion cafe 10am- 12pm.
We also have regular social events such as café trips, walks down the pier, beach meet-ups in the summer and a Christmas social event.
You are very welcome to drop in to any of our groups, and message us on our Facebook page (Bump to Breast ABSS Breastfeeding Group Support) or on our Instagram page (@bumptobreastsouthend) for advice and support. You can also email email@example.com.
How we can help
We know that breastfeeding improves health outcomes for babies in many ways and that many families aim to breastfeed. Breastmilk contains antibodies that protect babies against viruses and bacteria, as well as providing a wide range of other health benefits including reducing the risk of SIDS, reducing childhood cancers, reducing obesity and diabetes risk, and helping babies’ mouth and jaw development. In addition to this, breastfeeding removes the worry for families about sourcing formula milk and can be a useful parenting tool. We are able to support families with mixed feeding, increasing milk supply and expressing, as well as positioning and attachment, different feeding positions, thrush and mastitis, and strategies to help with nighttime feeds, as well as helping parents to link with a supportive breastfeeding community.
"I cannot thank the wonderful pair of fabulous ladies enough, for their welcome, listening ear, support and advice that I received instantly from them both. The relief I instantly felt from their advice and support is priceless! I'd highly recommend the group to all."
(a review from our Facebook page)
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