Breastfeeding

A number of local support groups for breastfeeding are held throughout the Trust. Come along for an informal chat, mother-to-mother support and the latest breastfeeding information. An appointment isn't necessary and antenatal women, babies and toddlers are particularly welcome.  Please see our breastfeeding local support groups leaflet for more details.

Out of hours support

Breastfeeding mothers with babies ten days or less can contact their postnatal ward.

For babies delivered in Antrim Area Hospital ring 028 9442 4495 10.00 pm - 8.00 am or if delivered in Causeway Hospital ring 028 7034 6128 10.00 pm - 8.00 am.

For urgent medical advice please contact your own GP's Out of Hours Service. 


Voluntary agencies

Northern Ireland La Leche League Breastfeeding Helpline
Tel: 028 9581 8118 

La Leche League National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0845 120 2918
Lines open 7 days per week, up to 9 pm (24 hours if necessary, voicemail after 10 pm)

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212
Lines open 7 days per week, including Public Holidays, 9.30 am - 9.30 pm

National Childbirth Trust helpline: 0300 3300 771
Lines open 7 days per week, including Public Holidays, 8.00 am - 10.00 pm

Breastfeeding Network helpline: 0300 100 0210
Lines open 7 days per week, including Public Holidays, 9.30 am - 9.30 pm

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers helpline: 0844 412 2949
Lines open 7 days per week, including Public Holidays, 9.30 am - 10.30 pm


Useful websites:

www.northerntrust.hscni.net/livewell/1336.htm
www.publichealthagency.org.uk
www.babyfiendly.org.uk
www.lalecheleague.orgwww.abm.me.uk
www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk
www.breastfeeding.co.uk
www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk
www.nct.org.uk/breastfeeding/
www.breastfedbabies.org

Page last updated:13 December 2017