Here are some links and books to resources which I can recommend which cover topics in pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.


Doula UK - a resource for understanding about doulas with information about what a doula is, what to expect from a doula, and how to find the doula that is right for you.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers - a breastfeeding resource providing practical answers to your questions throughout your breastfeeding journey, with information about their breastfeeding helpline.

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative - a worldwide initiative to provide a high standard of care to mothers and their babies by helping health care professionals have the right knowledge about infant feeding. It provides breastfeeding and bottlefeeding information.

The Breastfeeding Network - provided information and support for breastfeeding mothers.

The Baby Cafe - a breastfeeding drop-in support for breastfeeding mothers with locations across the UK.


Below are some books that I can recommend. Please note that the links are affiliate links to Amazon: if you buy any of these books through the links, I’ll get a small commission (you’ll pay the same amount) which I will put towards increasing the books available in my lending library.

”Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth” by Ina May Gaskin

”The food of love” by Kate Evans

”The complete book of pregnancy and childbirth” by Sheila Kitzinger

Telephone Numbers

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Helpline:

0300 330 5453

National Breastfeeding Helpline:

0300 100 0212   (additional telephone numbers available for speakers of other languages — see website)