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Author: Angie Bell

Meet the Peer Supporters: Lucy

Meet the Peer Supporters: Lucy

Hi, my name is Lucy. I am mum to a little girl and a little boy, seven and four, with my third due in September. When I had my daughter in 2010 I had a really positive experience breastfeeding her; I was one of the lucky people who found it all came pretty naturally, and after only a few days of figuring out what I was doing I was away and didn’t look back! I had always intended to breastfeed,…

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Meet the Peer Supporters: Harriet

Meet the Peer Supporters: Harriet

Hi, I’m Harriet and I’m a mum to two children aged 4 and 2. When I was expecting my first child Florence, I’d never given much thought to how I was going to feed my baby… of course I was going to breastfeed! But it became apparent that it might not come as naturally as I was expecting. After hearing tales of milk drying up, sore nipples and poor latches I started to research my support options. I heard about…

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Meet the Peer Supporters: Charlotte

Meet the Peer Supporters: Charlotte

Hi I’m Charlotte, single mum of a 6-going on 16yr old-daughter and a 3 year old son. I remember being pregnant with my daughter and being asked if I was planning to breastfeed or bottle feed, I remember turning my nose up as if breastfeeding was for aliens and answered “bottle feed of course”; I had just turned 19 when she was born and as I lifted her out of the water I naturally put her straight to my breast…

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Meet the Peer Supporters: Paulina

Meet the Peer Supporters: Paulina

Hi! I’m Paulina, proud wife & mother of three boys aged 7, nearly 5 and nearly 3 years. Our life is a bit of a circus, but we never get bored 😉 I have fed them all for different lengths of time, from 12 months to nearly 3 years! I have combi fed at times and also exclusively breastfed as soon as I was able to. I have pumped upon returning to work all three times and have overcome cracked…

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Meet the Peer Supporters: Catherine

Meet the Peer Supporters: Catherine

Hi, my name is Catherine and I am mummy to Phoebe nearly 8 years, Hugh nearly 3 years and Fletcher 17 months. I briefly started my breastfeeding journey when Phoebe was born, however with limited knowledge of the support available to me I gave up after 8 days. When I was pregnant with Hugh I was determined to make breast feeding a success and with a friend already a BRA I knew I would have the support and knowledge available….

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Meet the Peer Supporters: Lydia

Meet the Peer Supporters: Lydia

  Hi I’m Lydia and I am a Peer Supporter for the Charnwood BRAS. I am Mummy to 3 boys aged 13, 7 and 2 and I have breastfed them all until different stages. I was 19 when I had my eldest son and always wanted to try breastfeeding. Being in my late teens I came across a lot of negative comments from people. This made me more determined to try and we did it for 6 months until he…

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Meet the Peer Supporters

Meet the Peer Supporters

In honour of World Breastfeeding Week 2017 and to help promote our recent request for new trainees, we have decided to share a bit of information about our peer supporters. Throughout the week we will share the stories of the wonderful women who make Charnwood BRAS tick. All of our peer supporters are volunteers, most have young families and ALL of them are committed to helping new mums in Charnwood breastfeed for as long as they want to. Since its…

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