Kia ora! I am the mum of Ari born 2 months premature at Wellington hospital and as a result went through a number of breastfeeding challenges due to prematurity, exclusive expressing, recurrent mastitis and a missed tongue tie. I have always been passionate about Women's Health and am a medical student currently doing research in Perinatal pathology. I am so glad I did the breastfeeding peer supporter training as we often fall into the trap of thinking that because breastfeeding is "normal" that it should be be easy, and whether it's your first, or your fifth baby there are so many things that can affect a healthy feeding relationship. I have really enjoyed working in partnership with families in their feeding journeys using an evidence based approach and drawing on the experience and wisdom of our wonderful peer supporting group. I am happy to meet any and all family members at their homes, a cafe, the Breast Room or other location for one on one education and problem solving. If I sound like the match for you, you can contact me by phone or email :)
Peer Supporters are not medical professionals, but are volunteers trained to provide information and support through common challenges to the normal course of breastfeeding.