A peer support from Medway Breastfeeding Network can offer antenatal or post-natal 1:1 appointments. Please call 717115 to book your appointment.
In Medway, 70% of Mums start to breastfeed their babies but by the time they are 10 days old, only 45% of babies are receiving any breastmilk. Breastfeeding protects against a range of conditions including ear infections, tummy upsets, asthma, obesity, type 1 and 2 diabetes, childhood leukaemia and sudden infant death syndrome. Women who breastfeed also reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and ovarian cancer. With all the resounding evidence surrounding the benefits of breastfeeding, we want to do everything we can to support Mums to continue breastfeeding for as long as they want to.