Pregnancy and Birth


We support all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaign for a system which truly meets the needs of all

Helpline: Telephone +44 (0) 300 365 0663 Email:


National Childbirth Trust

NCT mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

Helpline: Telephone 03003300700

Expressing your milk before your baby arrives


Birth Photography




National Breastfeeding Helpline

Helpline: Telephone 0300 100 0212 available 9:30am to 9:30pm 365 days a year


Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) is a voluntary organisation providing breastfeeding support and signpost resources.

Helpline: Telephone: 0300 330 5453 (9.30am -10.30pm) Email:


La Leche League

Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Helpline: National Telephone 03451202918 

    Local Councillors Kerry 07745 826169     Louise 07931 783972

Local Group: fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons from 12.30-2.30pm. Babies and children of all ages welcome. Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford CM1 2BX. Free parking to the rear of the Church.

Zoom Groups available please visit the website or call



Breastfeeding Network

Our vision is a society where mums and families are able to make informed decisions about breastfeeding, to access help when they need it and to become confident in their choices. They provide breastfeeding resources including a safe drug facts sheet to support mothers on their journey.


Kellymom Parenting & Breastfeeding


Breastfeeding Support Helpline 0300 330 0771 (7 days a week 8am-10pm)

Useful videos

(e.g. getting off to a good start; positioning & attachment; signs that baby is getting enough milk; hand expressing etc..) breastfeeding/ 

Good drinking video
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Breast compressions sheets/breast-compression/ 

Questions on making enough milk and tips to boost low supply topics/low-supply/ 

Normal newborn behaviour (including sleep) y/wp- content/uploads/sites/2/2018/08/Cari ng-for-your-baby-at-night-web.pdf 

https://sarahockwell- trimester-aka-why-your-newborn- baby-is-only-happy-in-your- arms/amp/ 

Responsive feeding 

https://www.emmapickettbreastfeedin dangerous-game-of-the-feeding- interval-obsession 

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Breast refusal 

https://www.emmapickettbreastfeedin blog/when-baldy-doesnt-want-your- tit-newborn-breast-refusal 

Twins and multiples 


Bottle Feeding

Paced bottle feeding

Unicef Guide to bottle feeding



Safer Sleep Guidance

Sling Library

45 simple self-care practices for busy mamas

Postnatal Depression





Weaning Information

St Johns First Aid Advice

Private Weaning Workshops




Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Breastfeeding with CMPA

Food Tolerance Testing/ Contact Allergy Testing


Mum and baby birth bag essentials

Birth Preferences 2
Birth Preferences 1