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how do I offer to help with breastfeeding?

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kazbeth Sat 11-Aug-07 12:33:20

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Eulalia Sat 11-Aug-07 12:35:46

I helped out on one breastfeeding support group just on an informal basis. I approached my health visitor and she told me about local groups and I just attended one with my baby. It felt good to spread my knowledge and experience. Good luck.

moondog Sat 11-Aug-07 13:58:13

Look at this part of the Association for Breastfeeding Mothers' website

Lovely idea Kazbeth.

berolina Sat 11-Aug-07 14:01:54

I tell pg friends they can contact me any time about bf issues. Some tell their friends about me too

After ds2 arrives I will probably, like Eulalia, help out informally at a bf group. I plan to look into training as a bf counsellor, but, like you, am unlikely to have the time/funds/circumstances over the next few years.

kazbeth Sat 11-Aug-07 14:28:28

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moondog Sat 11-Aug-07 14:36:11

Kazbeth,first rule is never to assume HVs know or anre indeed interested in breastfeeding issues.As is eveident form countless stories by MNers.many don't know theirarse from their elbow.

We can only each speak from personal experience which in my case is ABM.

Why not phone theri helpline and have a chat or leave a query? They are lvoely people,all mother volunteers.

08444 122 949

kazbeth Sun 12-Aug-07 16:10:55

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