All breastfeeding experiences are different
Hear about the experiences of both new and more experienced mums as they talk about breastfeeding their babies. Every mum has their own breastfeeding story to tell. On this page you can hear mums talk about why they made the choice to breastfeed, how they overcome any challenges, found support and how they feel about their breastfeeding experience now.
Why I chose to breastfeed
How I overcome my breastfeeding challenge
How I found support, help and advice
How I feel about my breastfeeding experience now
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!
Due to the current coronavirus situation, breastfeeding support groups will not be running at the moment. Please contact your Midwife, Health Visitor or Family Nurse for support. Alternatively, please call the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 1212, NCT on 0300 330 0700 or La Leche League on 0345 120 2918.
Online breastfeeding support groups
You can now join NCT breastfeeding support groups online.
- Thursdays 10:30-11:30am
- Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
To register, fill in the form here. Your email address will only be used to send a link to the Zoom log in. Minimal and non-identifiable data collection will occur, but data will only be collected for monitoring.
If you have any queries, please contact Zoe Brown on 07732 690813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Leche League – Breastfeeding support for mothers
LLL Edinburgh are working hard to keep supporting mothers with their breastfeeding journey while maintaining social distancing. They are trialling TWO regular weekly online meetings on Fridays at 10:30am and 8:00pm. All face to face meetings are suspended until further notice. As always are meetings are FREE, although we do welcome donations.
We are also available for 1:1 support and can be contacted via Facebook messenger, email email@example.com or phone Eden 0131 336 2641, Sarah 07842078527 or Karla 07702599503.