Breastfeeding Network Peer Supporters

  • VO79055
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

NHS Western isles and the Breastfeeding Network are setting up a new project to offer breastfeeding peer support to families. We are looking for local mums who would like to train to become Breastfeeding Peer Supporters. We would love to hear from local mums who have personal experience of breastfeeding.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others. It aims to: Promote breastfeeding and a greater understanding of breastfeeding in the United Kingdom. Collect and disseminate information on breastfeeding and baby and infant nutrition. Provide information and support to parents on the feeding of babies and infants. Set and encourage the acceptance of quality standards for breastfeeding support. Establish and publish codes of practice for such support.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Women of any age who have had experience of breastfeeding their own children are welcome.
Travel details: Once you have completed the course you will be registered as a Breastfeeding Network Peer Supporter and will be able to support families in your local area by phone, text and face to face in the maternity hospital or at local breastfeeding groups where possible.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Free course to train mums and you can bring your baby/children with you. Nationally recognised qualification from the Open College Network. Course delivered by mix of face to face days and Skype, covering basic knowledge to be able to support a breastfeeding woman as well as listening and counselling skills.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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