Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a skill, one that neither mama or baby are born with, both have to learn, and for some it can be really difficult. Support for breastfeeding mums is very important. If you are struggling or need some further information and support please take a look at the links below.

If you have a story to share please share it! I am always so interested in hearing your breastfeeding stories, if you feel like sharing yours please get in touch!


General support

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The from Bump to Breastfeeding series of films guide you through all your breastfeeding questions and talk to mums about what it’s really like.

 

Start 4 life breastfeeding
Lots of information on breastfeeding including positioning, expressing, burping your baby, foods to avoid and more.

 

association of breastfeeding mothers
Ways you can get support, an information library and details of breastfeeding groups in your area.
thebreastfeedingnetwork
A great website full of helpful, detailed information including a very useful drugs in breast milk fact sheet.

 

la leche league UK
Friendly breastfeeding support from pregnancy onwards, and information on La Leche League support groups.

 

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Information on breastfeeding multiple babies.

 

Bliss for babies born premature or sick.
Information and advice on breastfeeding sick or premature babies.

Local support groups

A breastfeeding support group is a great place to go to get hands on help and advice with your breastfeeding, it’s also a great place to meet other mamas!

Funding for breastfeeding support is being cut all over the country, despite this, Bristol has some fantastic support groups out there.

Click your area below for lists of your local support groups. If you know of a support group that isn’t listed here please let me know.

Bristol

North Somerset

South Gloucestershire


Online support groups

I discovered the Bristol Breastfeeding Mummies Facebook page half way through my breastfeeding journey and I really wish I had known about this group at the start. It’s a great place to ask questions and celebrate your feeding milestones!  Search Bristol Breastfeeding Mummies on Facebook or click the image below. Join, get sharing, make friends and feel supported.

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Breastfeeding Counsellors

Breastfeeding Counsellors are trained professionals who provide support over the phone and through home visits, click here to find your local counsellor.


Lactation consultants

Find your nearest lactation consultant by clicking the image below.

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