Resources for Schools

For reasons largely to do with lack of support, most families in the UK today give up breastfeeding before they want to. That means lots of children growing up in the UK not seeing breastfeeding in their communities. And this puts these children at a disadvantage when they grow up themselves and become parents.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, among others, have called for breastfeeding to be taught in schools as one way to fill this knowledge gap and contribute to the ‘renormalisation’ of breastfeeding in the UK.

These materials were developed by a primary school teacher, ABM breastfeeding counsellor and lactation consultant alongside a volunteer from the Breastfeeding Network and are free for use in schools.

They contain lesson plans and resources for use in settings from Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 3. There is also a range of slides for use in Key Stage 2 as discussion and writing prompts if there isn’t the time for a full lesson.