For 6 years I have been an active Peer Supporter. I started off as a 17 year old solo mother, and although I never faced any breastfeeding issues at the start, I found it tough with peer pressure, and lost a few friends who were not on the same level. After 10 months breastfeeding my eldest son I hit my first bump, teething. I ended up with mastitis and a breast infection that would not go away, I was completely driven to not let this affect my feeding, and carried on until he was 15 months. I am now a 24 year old mother of 3 boys who have all been breastfed. Breastfeeding has been an absolute blessing, the bond I share with my sons' is out of this world. Being able to nourish and grow my boys through my own body is an absolute dream, I believe the first step to successful breastfeeding is wrapping yourself in support around your decision to feed, which is why I am here to help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as my live email is not working currently.
Peer Supporters are not medical professionals, but are volunteers trained to provide information and support through common challenges to the normal course of breastfeeding.