This section lists a selection of common problems you may face and will link you to external sites that offer up to date, evidence based advice and information. A helpful resource in the middle of the night when the helplines and face to face visits are not possible. It should however be used as an addition to seeking to face to face support from a health professional, lactation consultant or a breastfeeding counsellor.

Breast Pain

Milk Problems after Delivery

Baby Won't Breastfeed





Baby Not Gaining Weight

Baby in Special Care / Circumstances

Helpful Books

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. 8th Edition (2010) by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West and Teresa Pitman.

  • Breastfeeding Answers made Simple (2010) by Nancy Mohrbacher.

  • Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding. Revised Edition (2014) by Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman.

  • Breastfeeding Made Easy: a gift for life for you and your baby (2014) by Carlos Gonzalez.

  • Milk Matters: Infant Feeding & Immune Disorder (2015) by Maureen Minchin.