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 Antenatal Resources and a list of Recommended Resources for Health Professionals.
The following organisations also offer breastfeeding support and/or information.
Your midwifery team or enhanced health visiting breastfeeding 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.
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, 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
- 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 May 2021