The Breastfeeding Network (Fife)

Charity registered in Scotland SC027007

The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others.
It aims to:
Inform, educate and support families in feeding and nurturing babies and young children;
Enable communities to support breastfeeding through sharing information, training and volunteering;
Contribute to evidence based policymaking for government, healthcare providers and educators;
Promote the mental and physical wellbeing of mothers and babies through supporting breastfeeding.

We do not accept funding from sources which have a commercial interest in infant feeding. This enables women to feel confident that any information and support being given by a BfN Registered Volunteer is not biased in any way. We work within the scope of the World Health Organisation / UNICEF Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and Subsequent relevant World Health Assembly Resolutions.

Current opportunity

At the heart of The Breastfeeding Network are volunteers who give their time to support other families in their local communities. They are currently looking for volunteers who are interested in supporting other new mums to be able to breastfeed their babies and who would like to be involved in the setting up of a new weekly group in the Cowdenbeath area of Fife. They are also looking for volunteers to support current groups in Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy. Their volunteers are required to be trained as breastfeeding peer supporters. This free, accredited training leads to an OCN level 2 qualification. All their volunteers have personal experience of breastfeeding or giving breastmilk to their baby. Both during the training and when volunteering, volunteers can have their babies/toddlers with them. The aim is for training to start in mid-May and for volunteers to be active by the beginning of September 2024.