We offer breastfeeding support on the phone, every day of the year, 9.30am to 9.30pm. Call Charges to all helplines apply. Calls to 0300 numbers cost no more than calls to UK numbers starting 01 and 02 and will be part of any inclusive minutes that apply to your provider and call package.
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212
The National Breastfeeding Helpline is a helpline run in collaboration with the Breastfeeding Network (BfN) and the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM). All the volunteers answering calls are mums who have breastfed, and all have received extensive training in breastfeeding support. Calls are diverted to the next available ABM or BfN volunteer. Support is also available in Welsh via the National Breastfeeding Helpline. The Helpline is funded by the Department of Health.
BfN Supporterline: 0300 100 0210
Supporterline is run by BfN Registered Breastfeeding Supporters. Supporters are mums, who have breastfed their own babies and who have received extensive training in providing breastfeeding information and support. They work on a voluntary basis and are based in their own homes.
BfN Supporterline in Bengali / Sylheti: 0300 456 2421
Breastfeeding support available for Bengali and Sylheti speakers. If a volunteer is not available to take your call, a message can be left and someone will get back to you. Lines are open 9:30 am to 9:30 pm, 7 days a week.
Breastfeeding Support in in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi 0300 330 5469
Breastfeeding support available for Tamil, Telugu and Hindi speakers. You may need to leave a message and one of our volunteers will call you back. Lines are open 9:30 am to 9:30 pm, 7 days a week.
Drugs In Breastmilk Helpline 0844 412 4665
The Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline was set up by BfN in response to the number of calls received concerning medication. The drugline is run on a voluntary basis by a pharmacist who is also a BfN Registered Breastfeeding Supporter.