Mothers become breastfeeding peer supporters

The ten mother's with their certificates. Picture: Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
The ten mother's with their certificates. Picture: Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Ten more mothers in Crawley have become breastfeeding peer supporters.

With the support from Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s (SCFT) Infant Feeding Team MILK! the mother’s are now fully trained in helping other women to breastfeed their babies to give them the best start in life.

Ellie Elkins, Infant Feeding lead, said: “This course is really important as these volunteers are supporting women from their own communities who are a similar age and share similar common experiences.

“Mothers enjoy talking to other mothers about breastfeeding.”

The 12-week intensive peer support course covers all aspects of breastfeeding management and equops peer supporters with the skills and knowledge to support mothers and families to achieve their breastfeeding goals.

Certificates were presented to the mum’s by Julie Warwick, Healthy Child programme manager at SCFT.

The graduation was held at Pound Hill Children and Family Centre in Crawley.

For further information about a drop-in near you or to find out about becoming a peer supporter please click here: http://bit.ly/2og9zhX

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