It was “graduation day” at Kendray and Worsbrough Family Centre this morning, as the latest participants of our breastfeeding peer counsellor training programme were awarded their certificates to mark the end of the course.
The training programme is led by our Infant Feeding Service and takes place over five sessions, along with home learning.
It covers a range of topics including the health and social impacts of not breastfeeding, how milk is made and anatomy and physiology.
Once graduated, the women will become trained breastfeeding peer counsellors and can provide information, support and guidance to help normalise breastfeeding.
This helps to provide a network of support for pregnant and breastfeeding families across the borough.
Anne Amott, Infant Feeding Service Team Leader, 0-19 Public Health Nursing Service, said: “Peer support is very important to our service, and we would like to thank the attendees who have given their time to volunteer to attend this training. They will go on to support families across Barnsley, which will contribute to growing the number of babies who are breastfed across our communities.”