A local breastfeeding support group is looking to raise awareness of its weekly meetings following a move to a new venue.
Bradley Stoke Breastfeeding Group meets on Thursdays at the children’s centre next to Bowsland Green School.
The aim of the group is to offer peer to peer support and information for mums at any stage of their breastfeeding journey.
Trained peer supporters are present, and mums and their families are welcome during pregnancy as well as with newborns, older babies, toddlers and siblings. There are lots of toys, as well as tea, coffee and biscuits.
It is a social group as well as a support group and mums are welcome to continue to come along as their babies grow, there does not need to be a particular problem, come along just for a chat and to meet other local parents.
Peer supporter and local mum Caroline Paines says:
“I first attended the group when my son was 6 weeks old. I found it to be a valuable source of information and support. I trained as a peer supporter myself so I could help other mums and their babies.”
“The NHS recommends that babies are breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life, and then continue to receive breastmilk alongside other foods to help them grow and develop healthily. We hope to help the families of Bradley Stoke to achieve this – every day matters!”
The group meets on Thursdays between 1pm and 2.30pm at Bradley Stoke Children’s Centre, Bowsland Green Primary School, Ellicks Close BS32 OES.
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