Marion Alqurashi | Peer Supporter

Marion Alqurashi | Breastfeeding Peer Supporter

Hi I am Marion, I am a mother of two a Mother Supporter with the ABM and a Trainee Breastfeeding Counsellor. I have also started training to become a Lactation Consultant (although this road seem far away at the moment).

I found my passion for breastfeeding and supporting women achieving their goal (whatever they may be) through breastfeeding my daughter.  Although I absolutely knew I wanted to breastfeed, I came from a country where breastfeeding is the norm (the Ivory Coast), nothing was going to stop me.

The lack of good qualified support I received made my first breastfeeding experience a lonely and painful one. With my second I knew where and how to access good quality evidence based support. I had educated myself on normal newborn behaviour, and this is what I wish for every family; a knowledgeable village to support and empower them in parenthood.