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Although some mums sail through the first few weeks of breastfeeding, many of us end up needing a bit of help. Talking to someone, whether in person or over the phone can make a huge difference to your chances of success. Luckily there is lots of breastfeeding support available, both locally and virtually – check out the following options:

Local experts

All of the following are NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors and teach on local NCT antenatal courses, but also offer help and advice in the form of drop-ins, free of charge telephone support and/or individual consultations.

Cordelia Uys: 07770 325379
Cordelia runs regular drop-in sessions for breastfeeding mums at her house in Queens Park and comes highly recommended by lots of local mums.

Ruthie Pearlman: 020 8455 4530

Sara Phillips: 020 8458 5358

Lactation consultants

As well as the above local NCT Breastfeeding Counsellors, there are a number of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants across London who offer private consultations at your home. The Lactation Consultants of Great Britain website enables you to search for all local IBCLC consultants.

NCT Support

The NCT provides a wealth of information on their website and has a breastfeeding support line (0300 330 0700)

Although not designed to provide specific advice or support on breastfeeding, we’d really recommend you go along to one of the local NCT Bump and Babies coffee mornings, as these provide a very comfortable environment to breastfeed alongside other mums and chat about any issues you might be having. See What’s on for details.

Local Children’s Centres

The majority of local children’s centres run breastfeeding sessions as part of their weekly activities. See here for details of the latest timetable.


Two sites stand out for us, make sure you check them out: – if you ever google a breastfeeding question, chances are Kelly Mom will come up with an answer. Tons of information on a huge range of areas. Very highly recommended. – the La Leche League International pages are a mine of useful information about breastfeeding, covering a huge range of topics, from latch problems, to allergies. Sadly, the GB branch of the organisation doesn’t have a local group, but does also offer a support hotline – 0845 120 2918.

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  • Find out about the breastfeeding help and support available from midwives, health visitors, peer supporters, helplines, websites and support groups.

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