We offer several training courses and can also provide support and information to midwives and other health professionals. Visit this page to read the testimonials of some of our former trainees.

ABM telephone support

In addition to accessing information on this site you can also access support via our Helpline number 0300 330 5453. Our helpline is run by volunteer breastfeeding counsellors and it is open every day 9.30 am to 10.30 pm.

Other support options provided by the ABM

As well as our helpline the ABM provides support via email counselling . We are able to answer your non-urgent breastfeeding questions via email. However, some situations are easier to discuss on the phone as then we can ask about all the relevant details.

If you wish to ask for help regarding breastfeeding but you do not wish to contact us by phone you can try our live web chat service instead. The opening hours will vary according to when the volunteers are available.

Latest breastfeeding news & information

UNICEF’s Call to Action — Joint statement

In World Breastfeeding Week 2016 we, the undersigned, call on the UK and all devolved Governments to remove the barriers to breastfeeding and create a supportive, enabling environment for women who want to breastfeed. The UK has some of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. Breastfeeding … [Read More...]

Pam’s Prize 2016 Winner

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers is proud to announce the 2016 winner of our national prize recognising the work of breastfeeding counsellors from across the UK. Pam's Prize is now in its fifth year and was set up in memory of Pam Lacey, our former chair, a breastfeeding counsellor that … [Read More...]

Frenulotomy – Tongue tie release

In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines state that a tongue tie release should only be performed by an appropriately trained registered health care professional (IPG 149. Division of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) for breastfeeding. December 2005) The … [Read More...]

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