Arrangements during COVID-19

Virtual Breastfeeding Support available during COVID-19

La Leche League offer support to breastfeeding mothers all year round via their website and telephone helpline, and during the Covid-19 outbreak where face to face breastfeeding support is very limited, they are now offering virtual breastfeeding support via Zoom.

Mothers can access any of these sessions and any time, and the full calendar of events can be accessed here.

Instructions are detailed in each event. La Leche League South East London is the most local group to Lewisham and is facilitated by Maria, breastfeeding peer supporter and lactation consultant.

Advice in light of COVID-19 outbreak

Please check this page regularly for updates. This page will gradually be populated with more helpful information to keep you updated in this isolation period.

Clinic update

To ensure that we minimise the spread of Covid- 19, and maximise the safety for all families,

 

All Baby Hubs and Breastfeeding Hubs will be suspended from the 23/3/20 until further notice.

 

For support and advice, please access Hani the Health Visitor through the “contact us” page on this website, or call our admin hub on 02030491873, who will direct your call to the relevant personnel. Please check this website for any further updates. Thank You.

 

When your child is ill or injured it is very difficult to decide if/when to call your child’s GP, NHS 111 or go the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E).

During the current situation and while the government is asking everyone to stay at home, it can be confusing to know what to do. Click here to access a Parent’s guide to COVID 19.

Parenting through COVID

We know that this is a worrying time for all families and it will definitely not be how you had planned your parenting journey. You may have concerns in relation to your pregnancy or your children. You may be wanting to access helpful parenting information.

 

The iHV is dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of all families and have put together links and resources from trusted organisations and websites to support parents and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The iHV will be developing and adding new resources to support families over the coming months, during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.

 

Please follow the link for more information: https://ihv.org.uk/ParentingCOVID19

Pregnancy and breastfeeding advice

Information for Pregnant Women and their Families on Coronavirus infection and Pregnancy/Breastfeeding from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Please click here for more information.

Mental health during COVID-19

The current situation with Covid-19 may be causing you to have increased anxiety; this may be new for you, but for some it may have worsened your pre existing mental health diagnosis, such as health anxiety or OCD.


Self Help:

1.Limit watching the news/be mindful of what you are reading;

2.Have breaks from social media/mute any apps that may be providing regular updates or are triggering anxiety;

3.Stay in touch with people (via telephone if you are isolating);

4.Avoid burnout-eat well, stay hydrated and take regular exercise.

 

Click here to navigate to Mind.



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