"Breastfeeding peer support"
About: Crosshouse Hospital / Maternity care Crosshouse Hospital Maternity care KA2 0BE
Posted by Baerchen (as ),
When my baby was born, I knew immediately that I wanted to give him the best start in life... breastfeed him. He has a very rare congenital disease and needs more support than other babies to thrive and live up to his potential.
I felt rather lonely in my little Scottish village, as no other new mum decided to breastfeed and there were no local groups.
After checking facebook, I found out that in the next bigger town was a charity called Ayrshire Breastfeeding Centres and I went for every meeting and met my local peer supporter. Just KNOWING that she was there and available, answering questions and meeting up with me gave me reassurance. Now, at three months, I am still happily breastfeeding my baby and he is thriving and doing just as well as other babies.