Training

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

Lip tie – What’s it all about?

In the latest issue of our magazine, Sarah Oakley (ABM BFC, independent Health Visitor, IBCLC and tongue-tie practitioner) explains what lip ties are, the different types and whether they really affect breastfeeding and, therefore, need to be treated or not.   If you wish to read the … [Read More...]

Pam’s Prize 2017 Winner

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers is proud to announce the 2017 winner of our national prize recognising the work of breastfeeding counsellors from across the UK. Pam's Prize is now in its sixth year and was set up in memory of Pam Lacey, our former chair, a breastfeeding counsellor that … [Read More...]

ABM Conference 2017

This year’s conference will take place on Saturday 17th of June,  9 am – 5 pm at the Woburn House. If you have any questions regarding the conference or any of the speakers you can contact the Conference Coordinator by emailing admin@abm.me.uk or phoning 08444 122 948. We have a Facebook page … [Read More...]

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...]

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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