Breastfeeding Support Services

Breastfeeding is hard.  There's no reason to go it alone, if you're feeling stressed, overwhelmed or just have a few queries there are loads of places you can go to get some support:


Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

Tel: 0300 330 5453

Voluntary mum-to-mum support, counselling and information for breastfeeding women.

Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners

Find an NHS or private health professionals specialising in tongue-tie.

Baby Cafe

Coordinates a network of breastfeeding drop-in centres and other support services.

Baby Milk Action

Campaigns for the ethical marketing of breastmilk substitutes.

Best Beginnings

Offers information and support to help every baby in the UK have the healthiest possible start in life.

Biological Nurturing (laid back breastfeeding)


Information and resources to support laid-back breastfeeding, a positionthat helps to tap into babies' natural feeding reflexes.


Tel: 0808 8801 0322

Emotional and practical advice for parents of babies born sick or premature.

Breastfeeding Network

Tel: 0300 100 0212

Independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women, and those involved in their care. 

Lactation Consultants of Great Britain

The professional association for qualified lactation consultants. Members of the association provide advice, support and consultations on breastfeeding in the UK.

La Leche League

Tel: 0345 120 2918 

Counselling, advice and information on breastfeeding, plus local group meetings.

Maternity Action

Tel: 0845 600 85 33

Provides information about breastfeeding and working.

National Breastfeeding Helpline

Tel: 0300 100 0212

Staffed by trained volunteer mums from the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and the Breastfeeding Network. Support via online chat and phone. Lines are open 9.30am to 9.30pm, every day. Also offers information on breastfeeding, one-to-one local support, and information about drugs and breastmilk.


Tel: 0300 330 0700 (Option 1)

Information on feeding your baby. Offers trained breastfeeding counsellors for individual advice and support.

UK Association for Milk Banking

Supports human milk banking in the UK to provide safe and screened donor breastmilk for babies who are premature or unwell.

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative

Works with the health services to enable and support parents to make informed choices about how they feed and care for their babies. Provides information and advice on the benefits of breastfeeding.

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