Breastfeeding Help in Other Languages

Useful websites

Listed in alphabetical order:

Australian Breastfeeding Association

The Australian Breastfeeding Association has translated the following free booklets into multiple languages:

  • Breastfeeding Confidence. Translations available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Hindi, Karen, Tamil and Vietnamese. Each language can be downloaded from their website here.
  • Breastfeeding and Childcare. Translations available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Dinka, Farsi, Hindi, Tamil and Vietnamese. Each language can be downloaded from their website here.
  • Breastfeeding and Ramadan. Translations available in English, Arabic and Urdu, downloaded from their website here.

Best Start Resource Centre: Ontario’s Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre

The Best Start Resource Centre has several breastfeeding resources available in French, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese, as well as English:

Breastcrawl.org

Breastcrawl.org has a number of breastfeeding resources in several languages; the website itself can be translated into over 100 languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Gujarati, Italian, Spanish, and French. Select the language you require from the drop down menus at the top of the page. A video of a breast crawl can be viewed in English, Italian, Marathi and Spanish with sub-titles available in Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

European Lactation Consultants Alliance (ELACTA)

ELACTA provides basic breastfeeding tips with simple line drawings in 24 translations (Albanian, Arabic, Serbian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukranian and Vietnamese). These can be dowloaded as pdfs from this page.

Global Health Media

Global Health Media has many excellent breastfeeding videos available in French, Spanish, Swahili, Bamanankan, Italian, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Lao, Malay, Nepali, Slovak, Vietnamese and English. Select the language you require from the drop down menus at the top of the page.

La Leche League Great Britain

La Leche League Great Britain (LLLGB) has translations of three information sheets in Welsh:

Visit their Support in Languages Other Than English page for more language support services.

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La Leche League International

La Leche League International (LLLI) is an international breastfeeding charity. Their breastfeeding resources can be translated on the website (via google translate) into 100 languages. Visit llli.org and select your preferred language from the drop down menu at the top of each page. Alternatively their Get Help page lists where to find a breastfeeding counsellor or breastfeeding support group by country.

UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund)

Unicef’s UK Baby Friendly Initiative has some breastfeeding and bottle-feeding resources in Arabic, Bengali, Hindu, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish and Urdu. See Foreign Language Resources on the UNICEF website to access the translations and to see an English version for comparison.

Telephone helplines

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Summary

A number of reputable websites have translations of breastfeeding information. Breastfeeding videos and telephone helplines are also available in multiple languages.

 

Important

This article should not be construed as medical advice. Information found online should always be discussed with your own IBCLC lactation consultant and doctor to ensure it is appropriate for you and your baby’s situation. Contact your doctor, paediatrician or health care provider with any concerns about your baby’s health and welfare.