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UK sources of information and / or support

See also the pregnancy and childbirth page.

Patient UK

Has an information leaflets on breast-feeding and mastitis (breast infection).

Division of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) for breastfeeding

 A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

Donor Breast Milk Banks

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

Off to the best start: Important information about feeding your baby

Information from the Department of Health.

Eating for Breastfeeding

Information provided by the Food Standards Agency. 

Association of Breast Feeding Mothers

The association provides support and information for mothers who breast feed.

Baby Friendly Initiative

A worldwide programme of the World Health Organization and UNICE established in 1992 to encourage maternity hospitals to implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

Best Beginnings

Best Beginnings is a charity dedicated to giving all babies the best start in life with information and advice on breastfeeding.

Designed and produced by the Health Promotion Agency for Northern Ireland (HPA), Breastfed provides help and support to make breastfeeding easier.

Breastfeeding Guide

Although American this website provides a lot of help and advice about breastfeeding. 

Breastfeeding Network

An independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others.

La Leche League GB

Organisation dedicated to the support of breastfeeding mothers and their families.

Lactation Consultants of Great Britain

Work with health professionals and lay support groups in providing formal and informal education in lactation management for parents, and for the staff who care for them.


Patient experience from Healthtalk online.

Breast milk production

Information from emc Medicine Guides.


Information from NHS Choices.


Information from NHS Choices. 

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
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