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Other Sources of Breastfeeding Support

If you are worried about your baby or yourself, please contact your midwifery or health visiting team, or NHS 111 (999 if it's an emergency). GPs and hospitals are also there to support you. Please don't delay contacting them if you are worried. 

Remember that you can ask your midwife or health visitor for support with common breastfeeding problems.

For evidence-based breastfeeding information on many common topics, please see our Recommended Resources for Parents page. We also have a list of Recommended Antenatal Resources and a list of Recommended Resources for Health Professionals.

The following organisations also offer breastfeeding support and/or information

NHS/Health Services

Your midwifery team or health visiting team

The Infant Feeding Team (John Radcliffe, Horton and Chipping Norton hospitals) for the most complex cases involving babies under 6 weeks old

See their YouTube channel for helpful videos. 

The Oxfordshire Health Visiting Service runs regular Baby Lunchbox drop-in infant feeding sessions

Other local and national breastfeeding support organisations

Abingdon Breastfeeding Café In-person 1:1 breastfeeding support

La Leche League Oxfordshire In-person and virtual support group meetings and 1:1 help by phone, email and online from local breastfeeding counsellors

Wallingford Baby Bar In-person social and 1:1 support sessions

National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 100 0212,  9.30 am - 9.30pm daily.  Live web chat also available.

La Leche League GB Helpline 0345 120 2918. Phone help and online help forms

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

NCT Helpline 0300 330 0700

General breastfeeding websites

La Leche League GB - good breastfeeding information aimed at UK families

The Breastfeeding Network - especially good for information on taking medication while breastfeeding (see below)

Kellymom - Well referenced, huge range of topics

Medication use while breastfeeding

Please check the free online factsheets from the Breastfeeding Network first. If you can’t find what you need, contact their Drugs in Breastmilk Information Service (via email or Facebook).

You can also look up medications on

Private breastfeeding support

OBS does not recommend any specific private practitioners

Find a private International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Find a Tongue Tie Practitioner

Last updated October 2023

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