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 still there to support you. Please don't delay contacting them if you are worried. 

For evidence-based breastfeeding information on many common topics, please see our Recommended Resources for Parents page. We also have a list of Recommended Antetatal 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 enhanced health visiting breastfeeding team

The Infant Feeding Team (John Radcliffe, Horton and Chipping Norton hospitals)

Other local and national breastfeeding support organisations

Abingdon Baby Café Virtual 1:1 breastfeeding support

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

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, 8am - 11pm daily. Live webchat and online help forms.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

NCT Helpline 0300 330 0700, 8am - midnight daily.

General breastfeeding websites

Kellymom - excellent search facility, well referenced, huge range of topics.

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)

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 May 2021

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