How to get breastfeeding support

We’re here to help! See below:

Call the helpline

Trained breastfeeding counsellors are available at:

National Breastfeeding Helpline:
0300 100 0212

(9.30am – 9.30pm).

The ABM Breastfeeding Helpline number is 0300 330 5453 (9.30am -10.30pm). Our volunteers are happy to talk to mums, partners, families – anyone who has a question or concern about breastfeeding.

 Both helplines are open every day of the year.

Find a local support group

We have compiled a list of over 1200 groups across England, Scotland and Wales. If you know of a group that isn’t listed here, please email website@abm.me.uk and we’ll add it to our list.

Access web chat

Available at selected times

The National Breastfeeding Helpline and ABM offer a web chat breastfeeding support service for mums and their supporters in the UK. It is a confidential one-to-one secure online chat with a trained breastfeeding supporter. It works like instant messaging – it’s just typing, there are no webcams, and the only people who can see the chat are you and the volunteer supporter.

If you don’t mind waiting for a reply, you can get in touch with us by email. We’ll try to reply within five working days although sometimes we can get back to you sooner. Tell us your concern and help us to build an accurate picture by letting us know how old your baby is and how you’re currently feeding him/her.

Information library

You’ll find comprehensive guides to breastfeeding on our website. All our leaflets can be downloaded free of charge or you can buy them from our online shop.