Doncaster mums to help each other with breastfeeding

The Doncaster mums undergoing the training are pictured with RDaSH staff.
The Doncaster mums undergoing the training are pictured with RDaSH staff.

A team of mums are undergoing training so they can help other mothers with breastfeeding their babies.

They will also be able to help mums-to-be who want to know more about breastfeeding.

A group of 15 mums will complete the training and then they will be on hand to help new mothers who would like a little extra advice and support.

Called Breastfeeding Peer Supporters, the mums could be vital in helping a new mother get breastfeeding off to a good start and continue to breastfeed for as long as they want to.

Jayne Mundy, a health promotion nursery nurse at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), said: “We always encourage breastfeeding due to the many benefits for both the baby and mum.

“Our volunteer mums offer fantastic help and support to other mums across Doncaster. They help new mums who are breast feeding, and because they have all breastfed their own babies, they can pass on really good ideas and tips,” added Jayne.

If you are a mum and would like to get involved with breastfeeding support please call Jayne on 01302 640065.