If you are having a baby or are already breastfeeding a baby of any age then the Breastfeeding Peer Supporters may be able to help you! We know that mothers often have better breastfeeding experiences when they are given good support from their friends.
The Breastfeeding Peer Supporters (also called Breastfeeding Peer Counsellors) are volunteers who are trained to provide non-judgmental breastfeeding support and information on the normal course of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers and breastfeeding challenges. They are available for one-to-one support, phone, text or email help, informal group drop-in sessions and home visits.
The Breastfeeding Peer Supporters are passionate and committed to working alongside mums, babies and whānau in a non-judgmental and supportive way.
Peer Supporters are not medical professionals, but are volunteers trained to provide information and support through common challenges to the normal course of breastfeeding.