Nine mums from across Doncaster have graduated to become Breastfeeding Peer Support volunteers – meaning they can now help other mothers who are feeding their baby.
Now the search is on for more mums who would like to take part in the training.
The nine took part in a 25 hour course, which took place over ten weeks, at Balby Children’s Centre, which is part of Doncaster Council. The course is delivered jointly by staff from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) and the Children’s Centre.
Jayne Mundy, RDaSH Nursery Nurse, said: “These women join a growing number of Doncaster mums who have all breastfed their babies and have undertaken training so that they can support other mums who are breastfeeding.”
Gail Hallsworth, Manager of Balby Children’s Centre, said: “It means the newly trained mums will be available in children’s centres and can support not only new mums but also pregnant women and families who are having a baby and thinking about breast feeding.”
Any mums wanting more information about joining the growing number of Breastfeeding Peer Support volunteers should email Paula Cafferty, RDaSH Infant Feeding Co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org, or ring her on (01302) 566776. Alternatively ring Gail Hallsworth on (01302) 570270 or email Gail.Hallsworth@doncaster.gov.uk
The next course starts in May and there will be a coffee morning for anyone interested in the training to find out more on Friday 29 April at 10am at Balby Children’s Centre.