"Harworth Breastfeeding Buddies group"
About: Harworth & Bircotes Children's centre Harworth & Bircotes Children's centre Doncaster DN11 8JP
Posted by Volunteer83 (as ),
I volunteer in the group to offer support to Breastfeeding mums and we had noticed that attendance was getting low and wanted to try and improve this. The two volunteers worked with the Breastfeeding support worker and the CIW from the children's centre to come up with a 6 week plan and invited local Breastfeeding mums.
We had the idea to offer different information sessions alongside the general Breastfeeding support we offer on a weekly basis. We are coming to the end of the 6 weeks now and it has helped to improve attendance.
We have now come up with another 6 week plan and will send invites out to and new mums or ones who are known to be currently breastfeeding. As a volunteer it has been nice to have the support of staff from the children's centre in trying to raise our attendance as it makes you feel valued as a volunteer.