Voluntary Breastfeeding Support Organisations:
these organisations train volunteer peer supporters and breastfeeding counsellors who provide free support by phone and in groups and in some cases through home visiting.

  • The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (includes a directory of support groups)
  • Breastfeeding Network (includes information on medications and breastfeeding). The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others.Our vision is a society where mums and families are able to make informed decisions about breastfeeding, to access help when they need it and to become confident in their choices. For a new mum deciding how to feed her baby, talking to a mum who knows about breastfeeding can make a crucial difference and the Breastfeeding Network strives to be the best we can be at providing peer support. Our mission is to offer independent, evidence-based information and support to help build awareness of breastfeeding to individuals and organisations and to support a mum in her choice to breastfeed.
  • La Leche League GB (LLLGB) is part of the international charity La Leche League International. LLLGB Leaders (volunteer breastfeeding counsellors) provide mother to mother support for all breastfeeding mums at every stage of their breastfeeding journey, via a helpline, through social media, online helpforms and face to face at local meetings. LLLGB believes that mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying a baby's needs.
  • National Childbirth Trust

Lactation Consultant Organisations:


International charities:

  • UNICEF (supports breastfeeding through the Babyfriendly Initiative for staff working in hospitals, community healthcare settings and children's centres)

Parents groups: