I am a Mum to two girls - Bea, nearly 7 and Frankie, nearly 3. I became a peer counsellor 6 years ago because of how helpful I had found the service when my eldest was little. Having other Mums to talk to who were in the thick of it but just that little bit further ahead really helped. Mums who had tips and tried and tested ideas to get through the rough patches and enjoy the sweet ones were so valuable. I wanted to be able to pay it forward to other Mums. As well as a Mum and a peer counsellor, I am a marriage celebrant, big fan of anything with Nathan Fillion in it and always trying to find the perfect chocolate cake. Whether what you need is some help with a parenting or breastfeeding issue... or to have a cup of coffee and talk about anything but kids, I am available at most Mums 4 Mums meetings or via cell phone .
Peer Supporters are not medical professionals, but are volunteers trained to provide information and support through common challenges to the normal course of breastfeeding.