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Download a poster for HIFN here - put it up in your work coffee room


See separate page for e-learning and training

The Australian resource for doctors, "LactaMap" is a very comprehensive

website covering a range of topics

Covid-19 resources


  • RCPCH guidance

  • Information from Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative


  • Bliss statement on parental access in the neonatal unit during the pandemic

Journal articles and blogs for health professionals


  • Free electronic textbook hosted by the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative

  • Recent UK textbook for medical professionals, edited by Amy Brown and Wendy Jones

General breastfeeding information

Specific resources relating to families of colour

Although breastfeeding rates in the UK are actually higher in mothers from Black and Ethnic Minority groups than White mothers (in contrast to the USA), people from BAME groups still face racism and discrimination in the way they are treated by healthcare professionals, along with worse maternal and infant health outcomes. Breastfeeding support systems in the UK are often dominated by white women. These resources help explore some of these factors:

Specific resources relating to LGBTQI families

HIFN tries to use additive terms as much as possible in the language of our website. Please let us know if you have any feedback on this.

More resources and articles are linked to within our specific webpage.

Infant formula

Specific medical conditions


NICE Guidance specifies that prescribers should consult specialist services rather than relying on the BNF

  • UK Drugs in Lactation advisory service gives high quality lactation-specific information on each drug individually, and provides general topic question and answer sheets. Health professionals can contact them to ask specific questions

  • LactMed is a searchable database of medications from the US National Library of Medicine

  • The Breastfeeding Network fact sheets on common specific medications

Allied Health Professionals

  • RCN guidance on breastfeeding on children's wards and departments

Medical Students

  • A website designed by and for medical students on breastfeeding

Posters and flyers promoting breastfeeding

HIFN resources available for download

See separate pages for downloadable posters related to medication in lactation and general health professional education

Please join our Facebook group to access example teaching slide decks for different hospital settings

Mother and Newborn
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