Useful links for breastfeeding support and information


There are many organisations who have experienced individuals who can provide expert and accurate breastfeeding support for you. Please remember that not everyone who advertises as offering breastfeeding support may have qualifications and you should check out their background, particularly before paying for any service.

A quick overview of the different types of breastfeeding supporters and the training involved can be found here (courtesy of the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain). The links below will put you through to trained individuals.

The National Breastfeeding helpline

Independent, confidential, mother-centred, non-judgmental breastfeeding support and information

Telephone: 0300 100 0212

The National Breastfeeding Helpline is run by the Breastfeeding Network (BfN) and the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM). All the volunteers answering calls are mums who have breastfed, and all have received extensive training in breastfeeding support. Calls are diverted to the next available ABM or BfN volunteer. Support is also available in Welsh.

The Breastfeeding Network

0300 100 0210

Phone lines are open 9.30am – 9.30pm every single day of the year

Live online support also available via a webchat service

Drugs in Breastmilk helpline

0844 412 4665

The Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline was set up by BfN in response to the number of calls received concerning medication. The drugline is run on a voluntary basis by a pharmacist who is also a BfN Registered Breastfeeding Supporter.


For more Information about breastfeeding visit

La Leche League GB

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers


Lactation Consultants Great Britain (LCGB)

Breastfeeding Network

Unicef Baby Friendly

Infant Sleep Information Source

Wendy Jones Breastfeeding and medication 

Best Beginnings


Analytical Armadillo

Emma Pickett breastfeeding support

Philippa Pearson Breast-feeding Support 

Sarah Ockwell-Smith Gentle Parenting

Breastfeeding Inc (Jack Newman & Edith Kernerman)

Nancy Mohrbacher

Growing Families

Positive Birth Movement

Maternity Action UK

Birth Trauma Association

Tell me a good birth story

Mark Harris Birthing Awareness


For non biased information about formula milk visit First Steps Nutrition