Breastfeeding information

Civil society organisations and UN bodies working on breastfeeding

International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN)

National IBFAN groups

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action


World Health Organisation


Mother support/health worker groups

La Leche League International

International Confederation of Midwives


Association of Breastfeeding Mothers - Tel (UK): 08444 122 949. Open every day from 9.30am to 10.30pm

Breastfeeding Network - for list of UK Breastfeeding Centres, helpline number and information about safety of drugs in breastmilk. Tel (UK): 0870 900 8787 (9.30 am to 9.30 pm).

Lactation Consultants of Great Britain - International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are professionally qualified to promote and support breastfeeding in a variety of NHS and community settings, and also in private practice. LCGB supports Baby Milk Action and is a member of the Baby Feeding Law Group

La Leche League GB: Breastfeeding Information and Support.

The National Childbirth Trust Charity - breastfeeding line (UK) 0300 330 0771 (calls at national rate, 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week) and breastfeeding information from NCT Sales 0870 112 1120. The charity trains breastfeeding counsellors who provide their support free to mothers.

Breastfeeding Community - information and magazine.

Real Baby Milk - social enterprise providing information and links.

UK - Local Groups

We will link to local non-proft groups. However, we do not check the information for accuracy. If sites are commercial or sponsored then we are unlikely to link as we do not have resources to check the impact of business links.

Breast Start: Information about breastfeeding support groups in Torfaen.

Little Angels: Darwen (now spreading to other locations).

Other countries

Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland: We support, educate and network with persons assisting breastfeeding women and their babies. We are part of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.


Breastfeeding information

UNICEF UK  Baby Friendly Initiative Research pages

MIDIRS (Midwives Information and Resource Service) database search engine.

Ted Greiner's Breastfeeding Website: papers on breastfeeding, art gallery and links.

Sheila Kitzinger: "About Sheila's books, mothers & babies in prison, homebirth, waterbirth etc."

Breastfeding4Health Blog from Miriam Labbok of The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute(CGBI),


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