Breastfeeding isn’t just about mums and babies. Everyone can support mums and babies through this important time. Over a third of mums are shy about breastfeeding in public and one in five women feel that people do not want them to do it.

When it comes to supporting breastfeeding women, even the smallest gesture can make a huge difference.

Find out how you can support women and babies below whether you’re a dad, a grandparent,a venue, a friend, or a professional here.

Dads/partners

Dads/partners

Women who are well supported are more likely to have a good experience breastfeeding. What ...
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Support Kate and Oscar with LC Emily

Health professionals

The role of healthcare professionals is crucial in supporting mums to breastfeed. Medway and Kent ...
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Children centres are #BesideYou

Grandparents

Being a grandparent can be incredibly rewarding and the bonds you build with your grandchildren ...
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Sarah, Sarah, Christina and Maria

Friends and family

Not all family and friends will have had a baby or breastfed, but you play ...
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Kimberley and kids

Useful links

Helpful websites Links to sites that offer breastfeeding support or information. NHS.uk An overview of ...
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Venues are #BesideYou

Venues – cafés, restaurants, etc

Some breastfeeding women are nervous about feeding while out and about, and will often feed ...
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Becoming a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter

Peer supporters are local women who have breastfed at least one child. You will take ...
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