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
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
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
You can also look up medications on
- UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service
- LactMed database from the US National Library of Medicine
- e-Lactancia (from Spain, but available in English)
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