I’m officially a breastfeeding peer supporter.
My journey of breastfeeding so far has been so hard and amazing. I’ve had struggles and have had so many beautiful moments. Since my daughter was 3 months old, I participated in a course to be a volunteer breastfeeding supporter. It is a brilliant chance to help other mums get the support they need to carry on breastfeeding.
Statistically, breastfeeding is very low in the UK, most mums don’t make it past 6 months. WHO (World Health Organisation) advises mums to breastfeed for atleast 2 year. The world average age of natural weaning is 4/5. So, why do most mums think it’s ok that you can stop feeding at 6 months? Support is the reason. Through media, public and family. Many mums struggle getting the support they need to have the confidence to breastfeed.
After doing this course I will be recieving a certificate, to be honest every mumma out there needs a certificate and more for just being a mumma.
During this course, I have learnt many things about the benefits of breastfeeding and believe that I will be breastfeeding for a long time to come due to the information I have received. Staying confident in breastfeeding at any stage always helps other mums feel confident in doing the same thing. For me, just seeing another mum breastfeed a toddler helps me know that I can too.
In this, picture is one of the mums I had originally met at a breastfeeding group. Azaria who also does a blog about her life as a mum. Www.beingmrslynch.com. We did the course at the same time and is also an official breastfeeding supporter, congratulations Azaria.
The most profound comment I ever got with my breastfeeding problems was:
IT WILL GET BETTER!!! and it did!
Let’s do it ladies and breastfeeding as long as you can!