Find a breastfeeding support group in your local area
There are breastfeeding support groups all around the country, run by trained midwives and health visitors.
These groups are a great way for you and your baby to meet new friends, and a chance to have a good chat about the highs and lows of breastfeeding!
There are many different types of breastfeeding support groups. Some are run by charities, such as NCT, but most are run by your local midwife or health visitor.
Your local breastfeeding support group
Your local group might meet in a health centre, community building or cafe. Whatever type is available to you, they're all a great way to make new friends and share the ups and downs of breastfeeding. You'll generally meet a mix of new mums and volunteers who have breastfed before and are trained in breastfeeding support. You don't have to book a place – just go along when you can.
Infant Feeding Advisors
If you are having more complicated feeding problems, your midwife or health visitor will be able to tell you if there are any specialist Infant Feeding Advisors and clinics in your area. Watch the following film to see how different mums find the support they need in a variety of places - towards the end of the film you'll see mums enjoying a chat together at their local breastfeeding support group.