If you are struggling with breastfeeding and need specialist support, please contact your Health Visitor for a referral into our specialist clinic run by our highly trained and experienced Breastfeeding Lead Health Visitors.
National Breastfeeding Helpline
0300 100 0212
The National Breastfeeding Helpline offers independent, confidentia, mother-centred, non-judgmental breast feeding support and information. The line is open 9:30am to 9:30pm every day of the year. Online chat support is also available via their website.
All calls are answered by highly trained volunteers, who are also mums who have breastfed.
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
0300 330 5453
Calls to the NBH are answered by trained ABM Breastfeeding Counsellors and BfN Breastfeeding Supporters in their own homes. Calls to the ABM helpline are answered only by trained ABM Breastfeeding Counsellors. You will be connected to the first available volunteer. They will not necessarily be in the same area as you and may not have local knowledge but will be able to support you in your breastfeeding journey.
La Leche League
0345 120 2918
National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
0300 330 0700
For practical and emotional support in all areas of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood including help with feeding.
Start4life Infant Feeding Support
Start4life offers information to the many benefits and advantages of breastfeeding – not only for your baby, but for you too. Visit the website for more information.
Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend on Facebook Messenger
If you have any breastfeeding questions – the Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend chatbot (via Facebook Messenger) has lots of useful information and expert advice to share with you.
Whether you're experiencing breastfeeding difficulties or want to know which vitamins to take while breastfeeding, our chatbot is available 24/7.
All day, every day, you'll have access to:
NHS trusted advice – based on questions asked by thousands of new mums
a wide range of breastfeeding topics, guides and FAQs – available every day, 24⁄7
Vitamins for Mum and Babies
Start4Life Guide to Bottle Feeding
Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby. If you decide not to breastfeed or to stop breastfeeding, it is possible to restart. Giving infant formula to a breastfed baby will reduce your milk supply. The information in this booklet comes from the Department of Health and the Food Standards Agency. It will help you bottle feed your baby safely.
Guide to Bottle Feeding (pdf)
Baby Buddy is the multi-award winning free app that guides you through pregnancy, birth, parenting and beyond. You can explore the web version of Baby Buddy or download the full version of the app for free on the App Store and Google Play.