New mums at Ross Children’s Centre will be getting extra help with breastfeeding now there’s a team of breastfeeding support volunteers in place. The team of volunteers have recently graduated from an intensive course on breastfeeding peer support.
Alongside midwives and health visitors, the volunteers will be offering support and information to help new mums with breastfeeding at Ross Children’s Centre and the county hospital. They will be supporting children’s centres and Wye Valley NHS Trust partnership in line with the commitments to the UNICEF Baby Friendly Standards, and contributing to Herefordshire Council’s priority of giving children a great start in life.
Zoe Woods, local services co-ordinator for Ledbury and Ross Children’s Centres, said:
“We’re delighted that our group of breastfeeding support volunteers will be bringing new opportunities to enhance the health development of children and families in the Ross-on-Wye area and the wider community in Herefordshire. I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate our volunteers on their achievements in completing the course, we’re very proud of them and all the hard work they put in.”
Families who would like some help from breastfeeding supporters should contact their local children centre or ask for details from their midwife or health visitor.