This year’s National Breastfeeding Week will be taking place from 18-24 September. The week is being promoted by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) ‘Better Health Start for Life Breastfeeding’ team and builds on last year’s theme, ‘Everyone has a part to play in helping mums to breastfeed’. This will include daily themes and activities showing how families, community and health and education services all have a part to play in supporting mothers to have the feeding experience they hoped for.

The DHSC team have produced an extensive suite of free resources and campaign materials to help support any planned activity, to promote local activities and signpost your local population to their breastfeeding support tools, such as the Start for Life Breastfeeding Hub. There is still time to get involved.

The 2023 National Breastfeeding Week social media toolkit is available to help you promote the week in your area and through your social media channels. The toolkit contains:

  • 9 x Images
  • Content calendar containing:
  • Suggested post copy
  • Web links
  • Suggested timeline for posts

To support National Breastfeeding Week at the iHV, we will have an infant feeding stand at our iHV Evidence-based Practice Conference on Thursday 21 September, with an extensive suite of free resources and campaign materials. If you are attending our conference in person, stop by and say hello to our team and Expert Adviser for infant feeding.  We will be distributing free resources to support your work, including:

  • The ‘Off to the best start breastfeeding’ A4 leaflet and wallet card, as well as a wallet card dispenser
  • Empty belly posters to allow partners to add local information on breastfeeding
  • Editorial content for use in local publications


Follow #NationalBreastfeedingWeek on Twitter for all the latest activity.