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June 1, 2021

The NHS Lothian website has information about your local community breastfeeding groups and the Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland Scheme. If you require specialist or medical help, please speak to your Health Visitor.

The NHS Lothian website has details about the various NHS clinics in Lothian, which run most days


The site has information about peer breastfeeding support groups, breastfeeding support helplines and organisations including LLL, NCT, BfN, ABM, Breastfeeding Lens and NHS. Breastfeeding support helplines are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year and are staffed by women who have breastfed their own babies. They have had special training to deal with breastfeeding problems over the phone. 


* offer expert information and suggestions for help with problem situations

* are available seven days a week

* will refer you to local breastfeeding groups and counsellors where available

* provide telephone follow-up if you wish



La Leche League Helpline

open 8am to 11pm

0345 120 2918


National Breastfeeding Helpline

open 9.30am to 9.30pm

0300 100 0212


National Childbirth Trust

open 8am to midnight

0300 330 0700 (option 1)


The Pregnancy and Parents Centre Breastfeeding Support group meets every Wednesday 10am to 12pm.


Other support groups across the Lothians can be found here


Breastfeeding Groups are facilitated by La Leche League Edinburgh. You are welcome to join them whether you are pregnant, currently breastfeeding or wanting to share your experiences of breastfeeding with other parents.

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