Breastfeeding help and support

baby breastfeeding
Remember, it can take a while to feel confident about breastfeeding, but you're not alone. Your midwife and health visitor are there to help, guide and support you. There's also lots of advice available online or via support groups, helplines and websites.

Breastfeeding helplines

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212

The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300 456 2421

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300 330 5453

La Leche League: 0345 120 2918

National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300 330 0700

For confidential breastfeeding information and support, call the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0212. Lines are open 9:30am to 9:30pm every day.

One-to-one support

Midwives, health visitors and locally trained volunteer mothers (peer supporters) are there to help you get breastfeeding off to a good start. They can give you lots of information and support just when you need it.

If you need to speak to your midwife or health visitor in between appointments, you should find their contact details in your baby's red book. Ask them to show you the page when you first get it.

Online breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding Friend from Start4life

The Breastfeeding Friend, a digital tool from Start4Life, has lots of useful information and expert advice to share with you – and because it's a digital tool, you can access it 24 / 7.

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