NHS breastfeeding teams celebrate success
24 May 2018

NHS breastfeeding team holds graduation ceremony for local mums

 

MILK!’ a Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) team, has seen 17 mothers graduate to become breastfeeding peer supporters.

The graduation followed an 11-week intensive course and was held at the Wave Children and Family Centre in Worthing.

Ellie Elkins, Infant Feeding Lead for SCFT (West Sussex), said: “This course is really important as these volunteers are supporting women from their own communities who are a similar age and share similar common experiences. Mother’s enjoy talking to other mother’s about breastfeeding.”

The ‘Milk!’ team, support infant feeding and promote breastfeeding in West Sussex, and work closely with health professionals, children and family centres, and community organisations.

Their aim is to act as a resource for staff and provide training to support families and increase the number of women who breastfeed.

For more information about the service is available here.