Breastfeeding is often considered “natural”, but it doesn’t always come easily or without ups and downs for all mums. I know this from experience as a breastfeeding mum. Through my breastfeeding journey with my son I have faced many challenges, particularly recurring mastitis and a breast abscess. However, with great support and guidance we were able to overcome these challenges and continue with our breastfeeding journey and enjoy the benefits that come from it. I believe having good breastfeeding support and information are really important for all families, especially mums, during their breastfeeding journey. Therefore, I am passionate about providing support and information to anyone who needs it, whether they are about to start or are already on their breastfeeding journey.
Peer Supporters are not medical professionals, but are volunteers trained to provide information and support through common challenges to the normal course of breastfeeding.