Breastfeeding Support

Every woman's breastfeeding journey is unique to them. On this page you will find a large list of places to refer to for support. 

Those initial boobing weeks are hard- physically and emotionally. There are many resources out there to help support and guide you as you start on your journey and this page aims to consolidate as many as possible. 

Breastfeeding Support Websites

Drug Factsheets -guidance on what you can and should avoid when breastfeeding
La Leche League GB -meet ups, one to one support, peer supporters, Facebook groups

National Childbirth Trust NCT

Breastfeeding Councillors 

Little Peach

Breastfeeding Phone Numbers

 Breastfeeding Network: Breastfeeding Line

NCT Breastfeeding Line: 0300 3300771 

(8am - midnight, 7 days a week)

ABM Helpline: 0300 330 5453

NHS Direct: 0845 4647

La Leche League GB 

Breastfeeding cafes

General Cafe websites to find a potential local cafe:

 

For breastfeeding support drop-ins or cafes refer to local borough or council's websites. Ask midwives or Health Visitors for known local support. Some are run independently by local breastfeeding counsellors or peer supporters and others by health visiting teams themselves.

Sleep Support 

"The Baby Sleep Guide" a wonderful book filled with ideas on how to avoid poor sleep associations. Written by a mum of triplets who breastfed. However, I would say I personally ignored the boobing to sleep section. I am defintely all about the boobing to sleep and unlatching when they are super sleepy and you feel they have had the best feed possible. 

Safe sleep information can be found on the Lullaby Trust

Reasons for night waking (biological norm)

 

Coming soon...

List of Doulas

Breastfeeding Peer Supporters