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 live streams 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, due to the current circumstances we are offering support to all Southend residents and would really encourage you to get in touch with us if you have any breastfeeding questions at all!
All our groups are continuing to meet throughout lockdown, as support groups are allowed to continue. These are:
Mondays 10-12 am at the Southend YMA Echo Hub, 2a St John's Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea
Wednesdays 10-12 am at St Mark’s Church, Hamlet Road, Southend
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’)
All groups need to be booked in advance because we have maximum numbers for the venues. People can do this by contacting us on our Facebook page, replying to a text message they have received from us, or emailing us.
How we can help
We know that breastfeeding improves health outcomes for babies in many ways and is particularly important during this Covid-19 pandemic. Breastmilk contains antibodies which protect babies against viruses and bacteria, as well as providing a wide range of other health benefits. In addition to this, breastfeeding removes the worry for families about sourcing formula milk when it may be in short supply. We are able to support families with mixed feeding, increasing milk supply and expressing too, too, so that they do not need to be so reliant on formula milk supply.
"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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