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Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM)

General Details

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) is a voluntary organisation founded in 1979 by a group of mothers experienced in breastfeeding counselling. Charity status was awarded to the organisation in 1980 and the Association continues to grow steadily throughout the UK.

As we are a charitable organisation, we rely on grants, donations and membership subscriptions to continue our aims. We also work hard to minimise our costs and justify all our expenditure.

Members of the ABM are mainly mothers who are breastfeeding or have breastfed their children in the past. Some breastfed easily without problems and some have experienced varying degrees of difficulty. Other members include supportive health professionals such as midwives, health visitors, lactation consultants and GPs.

It is our aim to promote the physical and psychological health of mothers and children through education in the techniques of breastfeeding and to advance the education of the public, especially those persons concerned with the care of children on the health benefits of breastfeeding, both immediate and long term.

Who to contact

0300 100 0212 (National Breastfeeding Helpline)
0300 330 5453 (ABM Breastfeeding Helpline)

Where to go

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM)
P.O.Box 207
Area served
All Suffolk
Restrictions to access
We operate a voluntary telephone helpline for any mother who needs to speak to a trained breastfeeding counsellor. You will be connected to your nearest available counsellor. We also offer counselling by letter and email, although urgent counselling is best done by telephone. If necessary and practical, a mother may receive a home visit from, or may herself visit, a trained counsellor. However, home visits are entirely at the discretion of any counsellor involved and cannot be guaranteed.

Other details

Age Groups
Pre-school, Adults

The ABM's breastfeeding helpline is open every day from 9.30am to 10.30pm. Email Counselling - counselling@abm.me.uk We can answer your breastfeeding questions via email - non urgent queries only please. Some situations are easier to discuss on the phone as then we can ask about all the relevant details. If you prefer to email us please include as much information as possible in your initial email so we can more accurately reply to your questions or concerns.

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