Breastfeeding helplines

Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on breastfeeding

NHS Choices


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

The Breastfeeding Network

Supportline: 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 330 5453 (9.30am -10.30pm)

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


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


Find a Home-Start

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, a 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 and places to go.


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.

More information and advice on our helplines pages