Breastfeeding London Clinic

The Breastfeeding London Clinic is run by IBCLCs, providing excellence in support and continuity of care. It is accessible to all mothers needing support with breastfeeding in the Wimbledon/Merton community. We are the only community service in the area that offers 1-hour individual appointments, scheduled in advance.

Our aim is to provide evidence-based breastfeeding information so mothers can make informed decisions about their feeding preferences.

We believe the highest quality of breastfeeding support should be affordable and available to everyone.  For this reason, we run a low-cost breastfeeding clinic as part of our commitment to support our local community.

Every Tuesday from 9.00-12.00 by appointment only.

Our help is free of charge but we suggest these donations if you can/want to support our work:

1-hour first appointment: suggested donation £20

30-minutes follow up an appointment: suggested donation £10

The Clinic is closed during the summer, but will re-open first week of September.

Breat Feeding

Why choose an IBCLC?

The IBCLC qualification is the gold standard in lactation management/breastfeeding assistance; it is the highest credential awarded in lactation, equivalent to a Master’s degree in breastfeeding and the only one to be recognised worldwide.  We are registered and regulated by the International Board of Lactation Consultants Examiners and committed to providing the best possible clinical care and delivering information that is evidence-based and up-to-date.  IBCLCs have to keep up to date, as well as re-certify every 5 years.

IBCLCs are health professionals that have many years of breastfeeding support and counselling experience, with a background in either midwifery, breastfeeding counselling, medicine or health visiting, and have successfully completed a rigorous written examination at degree level. The exam includes all aspects of breastfeeding: anatomy and physiology, endocrinology, biochemistry, nutrition, immunology, infectious diseases, pathology, pharmacology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, drugs in breast milk, allergies and breastfeeding research ethics.  Want to know more about IBCLCs?  

Unfortunately, there are lots of people who call themselves “Breastfeeding Certified Specialists/Consultants/Experts” without holding any valid credentials. Breastfeeding counsellors have substantial breastfeeding training and must belong to an accredited organisation. However, IBCLC have the most extensive, evidence-based, and up-to-date knowledge. Always look for the IBCLC mark of excellence! For more information click here