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The National Breastfeeding Helpline

Call 0300 100 0212 whenever you need breastfeeding support and information.

The National Breastfeeding Helpline offers non judgmental, independent, evidence based, mother centred breastfeeding information, support and reassurance.

Whether you want to breastfeed for one day, one week, one month, one year or more, we're here for you.
 All calls are answered by volunteers - all are mums who have breastfed, and all have been highly trained by the Breastfeeding Network or the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers.


The helpline is open on 0300 100 0212 every single day of the year, 9.30am-9.30pm. 
A webchat service is also available here.

Coronavirus update

The National Breastfeeding Helpline continues to be open as usual from 9:30am – 9:30pm every day on 0300 100 0212. If you're looking for evidence-based, independent, non-judgmental breastfeeding support and information then we would love to hear from you. All calls are answered by volunteers in their own homes. They are all mums and are all trained and supported by the Breastfeeding Network and the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers to provide breastfeeding support over the phone.

We know that your usual sources of breastfeeding support probably aren’t as accessible right now and we have adapted to ensure we can support as many families as possible. We have increased capacity on the Helpline so almost all callers are currently able to get through first time. We have also introduced a voicemail option so that if you can’t get through, you can leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours. If talking online is easier for you, our live webchat is open as much as possible and our volunteers also offer support via messenger on our social media pages.

In areas where face-to-face groups would usually run, various alternatives types of peer support have been set up. These include social media, email, telephone and video call support, the details of which can all be found on the Breastfeeding Network website.

So please, reach out for support. We are here for you. 

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Last updated: 2 Jun, 2020