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Breastfeeding helplines


Breastfeeding help and support

Comprehensive help and information from the NHS with links to external websites.

The Breastfeeding Network

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212


Provides breastfeeding support and information for breastfeeding women and for those involved in their care.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM)

Helpline: 0300 100 0212


Trained breastfeeding counsellors run our ABM Breastfeeding Helpline.  Our volunteers are happy to talk to parents, friends, families – anyone who has a question or concern about breastfeeding.

La Leche League Great Britain


Helps mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding, of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother. 

The National Childbirth Trust

Helpline: 0300 330 0700


Common Concerns

Becoming a parent is a life-enhancing experience, but it can also be challenging and sometimes stressful.  We are here to help you through this transition, offering relevant information, reassurance and mutual support.


To talk to a midwife, call: 0800 0147 800


Breastfeeding information and support

Comprehensive website with details of all aspects of pregnancy and giving birth to a healthy baby, as well as a Midwife Helpline.


Find a Homestart


Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young. There is no rulebook for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly if your family is going through difficult times. Help is at hand. We support any family who needs us, as long as they have at least one child under five.



Latest news, product reviews, book club, webchats, special offers, competitions and parenting advice.



A unique local network for Mums (or Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level. Once registered, you can access details for all kinds of local resources, from child-friendly cafes to childminders, places to go etc. 


Helpline: 0808 802 0925


Gingerbread is the charity which works nationally and locally, for and with single parent families, to improve their lives. We achieve change by championing their voices and needs and providing support services.

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