Breastfeeding peer support is a valuable resource, allowing breastfeeding parents to connect with peers who are able to provide comfort, encouragement and advice. In this video Kelly, a breastfeeding peer support coordinator, chats with women who are currently working in their communities as breastfeeding peer support counsellors.
Andrea Solzer – Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor and facilitator of the Mother 4 Mother Breastfeeding Group in Lyttelton
Kristin White – Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor currently studying pregnancy, birth and parenting education and every other aspect of matressence (the becoming of a mother) she can explore.
Olivia Stevens – Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor and facilitator of the 2 Māmā4Māmā breastfeeding groups for Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust
Aleisha Serong – Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor and co-facilitator of the Ūkaipō – Connecting with our Pēpi group in Hornby
Kelly Dorgan – Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor Programme Administrator and Coordinator of the Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service and the Canterbury Infant and Young Child Feeding Network.
*Disclaimer* These videos are indented as a platform to share diverse experiences and information, and we hope that you find this series supportive and informative. It is important to note that these are personal stories and opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of Women’s Health Action or our funders. Please seek advice from your health professional before making any important decisions about infant or young child feeding.