06.0105 Breastfeeding

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers


We are a national charity offering breastfeeding support and training across the United Kingdom. Established in 1979, we offer mother-to-mother support through helplines - our own and the National Breastfeeding Helpline - as well as email and at drop-in groups. We offer training to both mothers and healthcare professionals. Our website has a variety of breastfeeding information including details of support groups across the country. ABM members receive our magazines and access to our discussion groups but anyone is welcome to use our helplines and services. Read more »

The Breastfeeding Network


The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others.

The Breastfeeding Network is a recognised Scottish Charity (SC027007). The Breastfeeding Network is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in Scotland Company No. 330639 Registered office Alexander Sloan, Chartered Accountants, 38 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 7HF.

It aims to:

  • Promote breastfeeding and a greater understanding of breastfeeding in the United Kingdom.
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Cariad Mam


Natural, organic and fair trade products for mums and babies. Includes a wide range of organic clothes, toiletries and bedding as well as washable nappies, breastfeeding bras and accessories, baby slings and carriers and Fairtrade wooden toys. Free advice and online shop.

La Leche League (Great Britain)


Voluntary organisation providing breastfeeding help and information, primarily through mother-to-mother support in local groups. All breastfeeding counsellors are trained mothers with extensive breastfeeding experience. Members receives the LLLGB newsletter six times per year, along with access to their local group's library. Health professional subscribers receive other specialist publications. Leaflets, books, tapes and braille-versions available.

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative


The Baby Friendly Initiative is a worldwide programme of the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It was established in 1992 to encourage maternity hospitals to implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and to practise in accordance with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. In the UK, we also work to implement the Seven Point Plan for Sustaining Breastfeeding in the Community and run a University Standards programme for midwifery and health visiting courses. Read more »

Central Medical Supplies


Sells breast pumps and related breast feeding products through a nationwide mail order service.

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