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The Breastfeeding Network - Inspiring Scotland

The Breastfeeding Network

The National Breastfeeding Helpline is open 9.30am-9.30pm every single day of the year on 0300 100 0212. All calls are answered by volunteers in their own homes, all are mums who have breastfed and are trained and supported by The Breastfeeding Network and the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers. We offer friendly, non judgemental, evidence based, confidential breastfeeding information, support and reassurance. If the line is busy, callers can leave a message and someone will phone them back. Mums can also contact us for support via webchat or by sending a message to our facebook page @Nationalbreastfeedinghelpline The National Breastfeeding Helpline is funded by Public Health England and the Scottish Government.

The Breastfeeding Network’s Drugs in Breastmilk information service offered evidence based information on the safety of medication and treatments for breastfeeding mothers. Run by a small team of pharmacists and volunteers, there are a range of factsheets on the BfN website on topics including perinatal mental health and treatments for mental health issues as well as a wide range of other health issues. You can also contact the team direct via the facebook page @BfNDrugsinBreastmilkinformation, or by emailing