The database will enable new
mums, health professionals and peer supporters to quickly and easily access
relevant local information and support via the interactive map of the UK.
by the mother and infant research unit, at Leeds University, and published to
coincide with breastfeeding awareness week – has found that peer support is
the most effective way to increase the numbers of women starting to breastfeed.
Peer-support programmes were particularly effective for women from low-income
groups, who are 25% less likely to breastfeed than other groups.
project has only just started and to be effective, it needs to be kept up to date on a regular
basis. We would like your help in making this a
reality. If you know of any groups or meetings or sources of information, please
send the details using the Contact Us page and we will add these to the
listings. Please notify us of any changes, so that we can amend the details
listed. We look forward to receiving the details of the groups near you.