They say it takes a village to raise a child, but who nurtures the new parents?
Welcome to our village, an inclusive perinatal peer support community. We are here to help nurture your mental wellbeing, and support you and your baby on a more mindful infant feeding journey.
Run by local mums, we provide free restorative meet ups, seasonal stay & play drop ins, and workshops in and around Crystal Palace, South East London.
Friendly, informal weekly hang outs with local mums and their babies in Crystal Palace Park during Summer. Bring a picnic rug, connect, relax and breathe. During the colder months, our meet ups move into a cosier setting indoors in Anerley. Attendees can also opt to join our WhatsApp community, keeping in touch with new found play-date buddies or accessing a nurturing network of support.
Our sessions are led by local mum, Founder and Breastfeeding Mother Peer Supporter Emily Harper, and supported by qualified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Breastfeeding Counsellor, Eleanor Campbell. Come share your feeding highs and lows, build confidence breast/chest feeding whilst out and about, and get signposted to further help or evidence based information.
Parenting got you down? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, isolated or downright knackered? Join us for some breathwork, mindfulness and the sharing of resources, to inspire, engage and restore you.
… And it also takes a village to support a mum. You are not alone.
Emily Harper, ITAV Founder