Mother-4-Mother Breastfeeding Supporters

4th Dec 2023

Te Hā o Mātauranga and REAP Marlborough were approached to support the local midwife and Plunket to run a Breastfeeding Peer Support class. 

Sometimes the best advice for breastfeeding mothers comes from other mothers with breastfeeding experience. The Mother-4-Mother Breastfeeding Peer Support Programme is a Canterbury-wide service. Trained peer supporters attend breastfeeding support groups and provide one-to-one help when needed.

A Mother-4-Mother supporter can help you by:

  • providing breastfeeding information during your pregnancy
  • helping you to find solutions to challenges via telephone, txt, email and face to face
  • assisting you join a breastfeeding group in your area, so that you can meet other mothers
  • referring you to health professionals if required, e.g. lactation consultants

We were thrilled to be involved in the delivery of this peer support / peer counsellors programme. Having local wahine able to connect with mums who are new to breastfeeding, to support them as needed, is massive for our community. 

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