To speak directly to an accredited LLL Leader (breastfeeding counsellor) call our telephone Helpline 0845 120 2918.
Calls to this number will cost a maximum of 2p per minute, plus your phone provider’s access charge.
- Your call will be answered by a volunteer breastfeeding counsellor from her own home.
- Volunteers taking Helpline calls are mothers themselves.
- They have breastfed their own children and will listen to your questions, offering practical suggestions and warm support.
- They have the most up-to-date breastfeeding information available to help you make the decisions that are right for you and your baby.
- Do consider contacting your nearest LLL group for local support.
- We appreciate the courage and effort it takes to pick up the phone to seek help.
- Helpline will automatically move onto the next Leader on the list after several rings if the phone isn’t answered, or a Leader’s answerphone may suggest you redial the Helpline number.
- Very occasionally there is no one available to take your call, but you can try again later.
- We would love you to get support at this important time in your lives as both mother and baby.
- Have you tried our Support pages? We have lots of easy to find breastfeeding information, as well as details of local meetings and Facebook support groups.
Whilst our Helpline operates in the evening and weekends it can be disruptive to family life if the phone rings late at night or early in the morning!
We ask for your help in avoiding those times unless your problem is really urgent.
Photos courtesy of Johanna and Siobhan.