Breastfeeding Helpline numbers (UK based)


UK NHS National Breastfeeding Website and Helpline  

The UK NHS National Breastfeeding Helpline is manned by breastfeeding counsellors from the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and The Breastfeeding Network (see below).

Helpline number: 0300 100 0212

La Leche League GB 

LLLGB is part of an international charity with a network of volunteer breastfeeding counsellors who support mothers by telephone and e-mail, and also run informal support meetings.  The website lets you find your nearest counsellor or group or you can call their breastfeeding helpline or submit an online help form. LLL also publishes books and leaflets for mothers and health professionals.

Helpline number: 0845  120 2918


NCT is a UK charity helping parents through pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. They provide telephone helplines, antenatal and postnatal classes  and other resources for parents.

Helpline number: 0300 330 0700 open every day, including bank holidays, from 8am - midnight.


Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 

The ABM is a UK charity run by mothers for mothers, committed to giving friendly support and supplying the right information to all women wishing to breastfeed. The charity provides a telephone helpline, e-mail help plus information and useful publications.

Helpline number: 08444 122 949


The Breastfeeding Network

UK charity providing a telephone helpline, drugs helpline, support centres and leaflets and information sheets.

The BFN is a UK charity providing breastfeeding information and support through a helplines, support centres and publications.

Breastfeeding helpline number: 0300 100 0210

Breastfeeding helpline in Bengali / Sylheti: 0300 456 2421

Drugs in breastmilk information and helpline