External Websites

Online Resources

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Breastfeeding Support

Clear instructions, diagrams and video clips demonstrating how to get your baby to be well positioned and well latched on during breastfeeding.

The web site of the Australian Breastfeeding Association includes several practical articles about breastfeeding as well as information about the organisation itself.

A website developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting.

Legal and Action

Baby Milk Action
Visit the web site of a non-profit organisation which aims to save lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant feeding. Baby Milk Action works within a global network to strengthen independent, transparent and effective controls on the marketing of the baby feeding industry.

The Baby Feeding Law Group works for the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent, relevant World Health Assembly Resolutions into legislation in the UK. For more information and details on how to report violations of the code and UK law.

Baby Friendly Initiative
British breastfeeding rates are amongst the lowest in Europe. At birth, only 66 % of UK babies are breastfed. The UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative provides a framework for the implementation of best practice by NHS Trusts and other health care facilities, with the aim of ensuring that all parents are helped to make informed decisions about feeding their babies and that they are then supported in their chosen feeding method. Visit the web site for more information.

Breastfeeding Manifesto
The Breastfeeding Manifesto was produced in 2006 in consultation with over twenty UK organisations working to improve awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding and its role in reducing health inequalities.

WABA is a global network of organizations and individuals who believe breastfeeding is the right of all children and mothers and who dedicate themselves to protect, promote and support this right. WABA acts on the Innocenti Declaration and works in liaison with UNICEF.

The complete International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes published by The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN). Read the rest of the web site to find out IBFAN’s activities as they attempt to ensure that the Code is adhered to internationally.

The UK Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations from 1995.

The Infant Formula and Follow-on-Formula (Amendment) Regulations 1997

The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (England) Regulations 2007

Information on The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Research and Health

NHS NICE Evidence Search

The British Medical Journal
The web site with searchable archive, of the British Medical Journal.

The Lancet.

AnotherLook is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to gathering information, raising critical questions, and stimulating needed research about breastfeeding in the context of HIV/AIDS.

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Research pages

International Breastfeeding Journal online

Work / Returning to Work

Further information and websites


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is a membership organisation and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the general public.

Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters.

Watch your Language An interesting article by Diane Wiessinger about the everyday language that we use to discuss infant feeding and how it contributes to our feelings about breastfeeding and the alternatives.

The National Society for Epilepsy Support available to pregnant women with epilepsy.