Useful links

Helpful websites

Links to sites that offer breastfeeding support or information.

An overview of helplines and organisations available in the UK.

This site has particularly good information on medication and breastfeeding. Their information on mastitis and thrush is used widely.

A respected evidence-based site written by a UK IBCLC.

Information on support from your health visiting service in Medway from Medway Community Healthcare.

Kent Baby Matters – lots of information on breastfeeding support, baby wearing and other topics.

Listings for IBCLCs (Board certified lactation consultants) across the UK.

A range of resources particularly helpful for LGBTQ+ families.

First Steps Nutrition Trust is an independent public health nutrition charity that provides information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.

The new Bump, Birth and Beyond website is packed with friendly and helpful advice for parents-to-be in Kent and Medway on pregnancy, birth and the first days of parenting. Find out more about what to expect in pregnancy, choosing your birth setting, preparing for birth, practical tips on caring for your baby and being a birth partner.

The Association Of Breastfeeding Mothers offers mother-to-mother support, training programmes and information on breastfeeding. Their counsellors help to run the National Breastfeeding Helpline alongside Breastfeeding Network breastfeeding supporters.

A comprehensive evidence-based site on all aspects of breastfeeding and life with a new baby.

Information on support from your health visiting service in Kent from Kent Community Health Foundation Trust.

La Leche League supports breastfeeding mothers and babies throughout Kent.

The NCT run their own helpline as well as offering a range of other resources. NCT groups can be a good way to meet other new parents.

Up-to-date research based evidence about infant sleep.

The Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners (ATP) was set up in 2012 by a group of tongue-tie practitioners from the NHS and independent sectors.

Facebook groups

There are a range of support options available on social media.

Please let us know any useful ones we can share with other mums and of course follow Beside You on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too @BesideYou

This is a page for the Breastfeeding Network Drugs in Breastmilk Information service.

Can I breastfeed in it – recommendations for high street clothes which are practical for use during breastfeeding.

Sling Libraries in Kent and Medway

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