Bump to Breast: Breastfeeding Group Support

Our Bump to Breast: Group-based Breastfeeding Support project is being delivered in partnership by four local voluntary sector agencies: community-based organisations Southend YMCA (who are leading the project), Family Storehouse, Family Action: Southend’s Children’s Centres and Milton Community Partnership.

The sessions take place on a weekly basis in a variety of settings across the ABSS areas. Mothers will be offered support both antenatally and postnatally.

Part of service is about training mothers to become breastfeeding ‘supporters’. Peer volunteers are trained during these sessions with providers offering a 6-week training course for this, working towards providing long-term continuity and sustainability.

The project aims to increase breastfeeding rates in the target wards, as well as looking to increase links between families in these areas and cultivating community partnerships. Learning from the 6-month pilot project will then be used to inform the service model for a longer-term project that will run for the next 3-5 years.

Partners, friends & grandparents welcome too!

For more information about session dates and times, or to take part in the course, please contact EleanorKing@southendymca.org.uk