Advice

Breastfeeding- Helplines

  • National Breastfeeding Helpline – 0300 100 0212
  • Association of Breastfeeding Mothers – 0300 330 5453
  • La Leche League – 0345 120 2918
  • National Childbirth Trust (NCT) – 0300 330 0700

Breast feeding- Websites

  • Baby Café is a network of breastfeeding drop-ins. You can find your nearest drop-in on the website by entering your postcode.
  • Bliss is a special care baby charity that provides vital support and care to premature and sick babies across the UK.
  • The Breastfeeding Network provides breastfeeding support and information.
  • La Leche League offers mother-to-mother support with breastfeeding.
  • The Lactation Consultants of Great Britain can help you find a lactation consultant near you.
  • The Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) has information about feeding twins and triplets.
  • The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) is a charity that provides information and support on all aspects of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, including breastfeeding.
  • The UK Association for Milk Banking has information about using donated breast milk if your baby is premature or ill, and how to donate breast milk.
  • Start4life

Every Drop Counts- UKAMB


Hearts Milk Bank

Unit 233, Biopark

Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City

Hertfordshire

AL7 3AX

Dr Natalie Shenker

Gillian Weaver

01707358776

Out of hours: 07732019040

info@heartsmilkbank.org

http://heartsmilkbank.org/

Milk available to neonatal units, paediatrics units and babies in the community, under medical guidance. Follow us @heartsmilkbank on Facebook and Twitter.


Medway Maritime Hospital Milk Bank

NICU

Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Road

Gillingham

Kent

ME7 5NY

Maureen Mallard

Hannah Selway-Taylor

01634 825125

maureen.mallard@medway.nhs.uk


Southampton Human Milk Bank

Princess Anne Hospital

Coxford Rd

Southampton

Hants

SO16 5YA

Anita Holloway

Lycia Merrifield

023 8120 6009

07795 506279

anita.holloway-moger@uhs.nhs.uk

lycia.merrifield@uhs.nhs.uk

Usually has donor milk available for other hospitals


The Precious Drops Milk Bank (Bristol)

Southmead Hospital

Bristol

BS10 5NB

Marion Copeland

Mikealia Inglis

0117 414 6717

0117 414 6898

milk.bank@nbt.nhs.uk

marion.copeland@nbt.nhs.uk


King’s College Hospital Milk Bank

King’s College Hospital Milk Bank

Denmark Hill

London

SE5 9RS

Jude Angell

Tereza Cepelkova

01689 864924

kch_tr.kingsmilkbank@nhs.net


St Peter’s Hospital Milk Bank – Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust

NICU

St Peter’s Hospital

Guildford Road

Chertsey

Surrey

KT16 0PZ

Becki Hutchinson

01932 722667

SPH.MilkBank@asph.nhs.uk


Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea HospitalImperial College Healthcare NHS TrustDu Cane Road

London

W12 0HS

Always has milk available for other hospitals

Dr Stephanie D’Arc – Milk Bank Manager

020 3313 3559

milkbank@imperial.nhs.uk


Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Lambeth Palace Road

London

SE1 7EH

Camilla Kingdon

020 7188 8846

camilla.kingdon@gstt.nhs.uk


St George’s Hospital Milk Bank

Neonatal Unit

Blackshaw Road

Tooting

London

SW17 0QT

Theresa Alexander

020 8725 4723

theresaalexander@nhs.net


Oxford Human Milk Bank – John Radcliffe Hospital

John Radcliffe Hospital

Oxford University Hospitals

Headley Way

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Amanda Wood

01865 225507

amanda.wood@ouh.nhs.uk

Milk bank staffed on Mondays and Fridays, please leave message or email at other times


Birmingham Milk Bank

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Mindelsohn Way

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TG

Jennifer Harris and Marina Rudge

0121 623 6870

milk.bank@bwhct.nhs.uk

Provides donor milk to other hospitals


Neonatal Unit – Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust

The Rosie Hospital

Robinson Way

Cambridge

CB2 2SW

Janette Clark

01223 274171

 

janette.clark@addenbrookes.nhs.uk


Northwest Human Milk Bank

NoWFOOD Centre

University of Chester

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

Jackie Hughes

01244 511440

01244 511441

northwest.milkbank@nhs.net

http://www.northwesthmb.org.uk

Always has donor milk available for other hospitals


Calderdale and Huddersfield Donor Breast Milk Bank

The Neonatal Unit

Calderdale Royal Hospital

Salterhebble

Halifax

West Yorkshire

HX3 0PW

Paula Wood

01422 224 421

paula.wood@cht.nhs.uk

Usually has donor milk available for other hospitals


The Human Milk Bank

Unit 2 The Cornsheads

Mill Street

Irvinestown

Co. Fermanagh

BT94 1GR

Ann McCrea

Vivienne Carson

028 686 28333 (from UK)

048 686 28333 (from RoI)

07825 196979

tmb.irvinestown@westerntrust.hscni.net

ALWAYS has donor milk available for other hospitals


One Milk Bank for Scotland

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Maternity Unit

1345 Govan Road

Glasgow

G51 4TF

Debbie Barnett

0141 232 4006

donor.milkbank@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

http://www.onemilkbankforscotland.co.uk/

 

Homeschooling

http://www.Education-otherwise.org

http://www.home-education.org.uk

http://www.heas.org.uk

http://www.home-ed.info

http://www.homeschoolnewslink.com

 

Education and the law

Child Law Advice 

Gov.UK Education

Citizens advice 

 

Networking

All4kidsuk

Netmums

 

Curriculum

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk

http://www.directgov.uk (understanding the national curriculum)

John Holt- Growing without schooling 

 

Learning difficulties 

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support service

National Association for Special Education Needs

Special Educational Needs

Dyslexia Action 

National Autistic Society

Independent Panel for Special Education Advice 

Advisory Centre for Education

Tinsley House Clinic

 

Books

How Children Succeed by Tough, Paul (2013) Paperback

How Children Learn- John Holt 

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

The Gentle Sleep Book: For calm babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers

Optimum Nutrition For Your Child: How to boost your child’s health, behaviour and IQ

 

Counselling

Find a local support group (UK)- Local councils may have information on community groups that you can get in touch with.

Care for the Family

Is a great charity that offers help to single parents and also offers marriage and bereavement support.

 

Things to do

Days out with the kids

 

 

 

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