Breastfeeding help and support
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
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
Bliss is a special-care baby charity that provides vital support and care to premature and sick babies across the UK
The Breastfeeding Network provides breastfeeding support and information
La Leche League offers mother-to-mother support with breastfeeding
The Lactation Consultants of Great Britain can help you find a lactation consultant near you
The Twins Trust has information about feeding twins and triplets
The National Childbirth Trust(NCT) is a charity that provides information and support on all aspects of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, including breastfeeding
The UK Association for Milk Banking has information about using donated breastmilk if your baby is premature or ill, and how to donate breastmilk
Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline – get support via email email@example.com or Facebook
Breastfeeding Friend from Start for Life
The Breastfeeding Friend, a digital tool from Start for Life, 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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