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Breastfeeding Peer Support Volunteer

Action For Children - Starting Well Partnership South Worcestershire

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Location

South Worcestershire

Time Commitment

Contact Details

Minimum 1 year of volunteering.

About the Role

Breast Buddies are mothers or grandmothers who are passionate about breastfeeding, have successfully breastfed at least one child and have a desire to help other mothers in their local community do the same.  This is achieved by facilitating a local mother to mother support group, by building confidence and developing connections.


What does this role involve?

  • Meeting, greeting, and supporting parents at face-to-face breast-feeding peer support groups

  • Sign posting to relevant services and groups

  • Promoting supervision topics and displaying relevant literature

  • Keeping group resources up to date

  • Assisting with setting up and tidying away the room and resources

  • Normalising breast feeding in the community

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience of having breastfed a child (either currently or in the past). All ages are welcome.

  • A non-judgemental and friendly approach

  • Good communication skills and the ability to relate to both adults and children in a virtual and a face-to-face breastfeeding peer support group setting

  • Reliable, with the ability to be flexible and adapt to different situations

About the Organisation

We place children, young people and families first, delivering safe high quality services that empower and enable children, young people and families to achieve their full potential.

We play an important role in supporting local families in South Worcestershire with children aged 0-19. By providing training, advice and guidance the local Action For Children Starting Well team empower families to 'nip things in the bud' early and this limits the risk of escalation. The service places an emphasis on a holistic ‘whole family’ approach that will result in long term, sustainable change.

Our work includes: Children Centre services, positive parenting courses, adult learning, support within schools and communities to engage young people with their education and work journey, and advice and guidance to young people who are not in education.

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