Skip to main content

Find support groups in your area

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.

Last updated: 20 May, 2019