Where to go for more breastfeeding help

There is a wealth of information and resources available to support mums who are breastfeeding. Here are some useful organisations and websites – you might like to share these with mums who would like additional information and support.

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

A charity run by mothers for mothers, giving friendly support and supplying accurate information to all women wanting to breastfeed

Helpline number: 0300 330 5453
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The Breastfeeding Network

An independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others involved in their care

Helpline number: 0300 100 0210
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National Breastfeeding Helpline

Run by the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and the Breastfeeding Network to offer breastfeeding support and information to mothers. The calls are answered by trained volunteers, who are all mothers who have breastfed

Helpline number: 0300 100 0212
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National Childcare Trust (NCT)

A leading charity for parents, offering information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood

Breastfeeding helpline number: 0300 330 0771
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La Leche League

An international charitable organisation which provides mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education to help women who want to breastfeed their babies

Helpline number: 0845 120 2918
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The Baby Café

A network of drop-in centres set up to support breastfeeding mothers

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NHS Choices

This Department of Health-funded website has a comprehensive section on breastfeeding, with information, videos, links and an online forum to support mums

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Breast feeding Support, Ireland

This website – part of the Healthy Ireland initiative – provides comprehensive breastfeeding advice and support for parents from before baby’s birth, through initiating and maintaining breastfeeding, to the introduction of family foods.

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