Extra breastfeeding support for new mums at the N&N

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Breastfeeding Peer Supporters

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Breastfeeding Peer Supporters - Credit: Archant

A group of 25 volunteers have been recruited to help provide extra breastfeeding support to new mums at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

The new Breastfeeding Peer Supporters will be on hand to offer support for new mothers to listen to any of the women's experiences and concerns, describe effective positioning and attachment for breastfeeding and demonstrate the technique of hand expressing milk.

The volunteers have all undertaken training by the Breastfeeding Network charity or the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), which has been funded by Norfolk County Council Public Health. The new group of volunteers join ten other women who started volunteering as breastfeeding helpers at the N&N in February last year.

Luisa Lyons, infant feeding co-ordinator at the hospital, said: 'Historically women have supported each other during pregnancy, childbirth and being a mum. We now have a large group of volunteers who will help even more women to breastfeed successfully and more importantly, continue to enjoy successful breastfeeding once they leave hospital.'

You may also want to watch:

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus