Peer Support is available at the Breastfeeding Support Café. Between us we have a wealth of knowledge and experience, both professionally and personally. This includes Lactation Consultant, Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner, Holistic Sleep Support, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Midwifery, Doula support and Nutritionist experience. Together we have over 25 years of personal breastfeeding experience.
The Café provides an opportunity to discuss concerns and access support, but also to relax, breastfeed in comfort and make new friends. It is the ideal environment for those first public breastfeeds and to meet other breastfeeding families. Research has shown us that mother to mother peer support is crucial for breastfeeding. Us mums need each other!
It is also ideal for pregnant mothers to attend to gain breastfeeding information and to begin creating their support network in readiness for post birth.
There is no charge for the Café or the support offered during this time. Donations are welcome, which will all go towards refreshments for the Café provided. Self service teas, coffees and cold drinks will be available, along with some tasty treats.
The No Milk Like Mama’s team will be on hand to answer questions and offer support as much as we are able within this setting
Please note that this is a Peer Support setting. If further in-depth support is required (eg. tongue tie/RLF referral), then a private consultation will be more appropriate than the Café setting to complete this. We are unable to offer free RLF referrals from the Café, as this involves considerable administrative work in addition to assessment
Good quality support is our passion and volunteer does not mean amateur. As Peer Supporters we have face to face breastfeeding training and ongoing supervision and learning. Together we will support one another to increase our skill set and learn from each other.