02/08/2013 10:27 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

World Breastfeeding Week

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (1-7th August) we've put together tips, advice and real life stories from parents.

The theme of this year's week is Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers, which aims to raise awareness of the peer support available around the world, and highlight the importance of support networks and shared experiences to help mums establish and maintain breastfeeding.

New research from Lanisnoh has highlighted the need for supportive peers when breastfeeding. 21 in 2012 and doubling from 10.4 said they would like more literature and online advice and support around breastfeeding.