Breastfeeding Helpline

Contact Us!

Talk with a trained breastfeeding peer counselor
in English or Spanish.

Call 800-994-9662 for support!

How We Can Help You

The National Breastfeeding Helpline from the Office on Women’s Health has trained breastfeeding peer counselors to provide support by phone. The counselors can help answer common breastfeeding questions. They can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor or lactation consultant. The Helpline is available for all breastfeeding mothers, partners, prospective parents, family members, and health professionals seeking to learn more about breastfeeding.

The Helpline is an information and referral service only and we cannot provide a medical diagnosis or answer medical questions. All medical questions should be directed to a doctor or nurse.

When You Can Contact Us

The Helpline is open from Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., EST. If you call after hours, you will be able to leave a message, and a breastfeeding peer counselor will return your call on the next business day.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Available at Accessed August 6, 2010.