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 inception in 2009, Charnwood BRAS has trained many volunteers. Initially this training was done via La Leche League, but more recently the NHS have provided a training course (which also allows our volunteers to work on the maternity wards of our hospitals). Our BRAS are educated in all areas of breastfeeding; the comprehensive training twinned with their own personal breastfeeding experience means our volunteers can give accurate information and advice whilst being empathetic to breastfeeding mums.
We hope you enjoy reading about this fantastic bunch of women… and if you think you’ve got what it takes to take on the title of ‘Training BRA’, then drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org x