Breastfeeding Information

The ABM provides a lot of very useful information about breastfeeding, weaning and related subjects.

This page contains links to the information page of each topic. We also provide links to the leaflets available to purchase and the information sheets available to download. Please note that the printable information sheets are for personal use and are not intended to be photocopied for wider distribution. Copyright of the information sheets remains with the ABM and they should not be altered or adapted in any way. As a small charity, we rely on income from our leaflet sales to fund our work in supporting families. If you work with groups of mothers, please either direct them to our website or consider purchasing our leaflets. Thank you for your consideration.

Here is a list of the topics that we have pages about and their information sheets for you to download:

Questions New Mothers Ask

Breastfeeding Twins

Dads and Breastfeeding

Expressing Breast Milk

Relactation – Restarting breastfeeding after a gap

Returning to Work whilst Breastfeeding

Weaning your Breastfed Baby onto Solid Foods

Breastfeeding your Toddler

Questions Mums Ask about Stopping Breastfeeding

Expressing your milk before baby arrives: antenatal expression of colostrum

Gastro oesophageal reflux and the breastfed baby

Breastfeeding in Public

This page contains information about the legal rights for women to breastfeed in public in the UK. It also provides links to other websites and information for businesses. To read the information in this page click here.

Raising awareness of milk banking

This page explains how breast milk banks started and how to find out which one is your nearest milk bank. To read the page click here.

Breastfeeding Care Pathways from the Department of Health

The Department of Health, with support from UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Initiative, produced in November 2010 two information sheets for both mothers and health professionals.

The information sheet for mothers is called “Baby and you: Your breastfeeding journey”The information sheet for health professionals is “Breastfeeding Care Pathway”. To read more on this information click here.

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) statement on dummy use

Back in 2007 The Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) received a number of queries from health professionals about information leaflets which suggest that parents settle their baby to sleep with a dummy in order to reduce the risk of sudden infant death. To read the statement from the BFI click here.

The Ecological Impact of Bottlefeeding

Although written in 1991, we feel this is such a thought provoking and worthwhile article that we have reprinted it here with permission of the author (Andrew Radford) and Baby Milk Action. To read the article click here.

Low milk supply

Article written by Emma Pickett, an ABM Breastfeeding Counsellor. This article helps mums identify if they do have low milk supply and how to increase it if that is the case. To read the article click here.

The first breastfeed

This article, written by Emma Pickett, ABM Breastfeeding Counsellor, provides a few pointers on how to position and attach your baby to the breast and how to approach your baby’s first feed. Click here to read the article.

Breastfeeding stories

Click here to read some stories from breastfeeding mums.