Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend on Facebook Messenger

If you have any breastfeeding questions – the Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend chatbot (via Facebook Messenger) has lots of useful information and expert advice to share with you.


Whether you're experiencing breastfeeding difficulties or want to know which vitamins to take while breastfeeding, our chatbot is available 247.

All day, every day, you'll have access to:

  • NHS trusted advice – based on questions asked by thousands of new mums

  • a wide range of breastfeeding topics, guides and FAQs – available every day, 247

Getting started is simple:

Step 1: Sign into Facebook.

Step 2: Search for Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend (or click on the link).

Step 3: Click on the blue "Send Message" box.

Step 4: From here, you can either:

  • click on common breastfeeding topics, such as "new to breastfeeding", "guide to latching on" or "sore nipples"

  • or you can type in your own question – for example, "How do I deal with mastitis?" or "Should I take vitamins while breastfeeding?"

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