There may be some changes to timetables for support groups. Please check with your support group before attending.
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Mother to mother, or peer, support is recognised as a valued part of breastfeeding by many women. Breastfeeding groups allow mums to come together within their community, supporting normal breastfeeding as well as when breastfeeding feels a little challenging. All of the groups listed are supported by either a trained breastfeeding peer supporter or breastfeeding councillor who have accessed additional training from within their communities to support those common breastfeeding challenges.
For more complex breastfeeding services you can access support from your midwife or health visitor. If your baby is still within the care of your midwife please talk to your midwife. If your baby is ten days or older you can access the special interest health visitor service by either talking to your health visitor or contacting your public health nursing hub – the number will be in your child’s personal health record (red book).
All information on support groups has been obtained via local practitioners working within these areas. The quality of support given by practitioners within these lists is not monitored, maintained or assured by Devon County Council. Therefore we would encourage families to make their own checks in order to ensure that they are dealing with a competent regulated service.
A trained Breastfeeding practitioner, peer supporter or Health professional is present at all of these groups, which are free to attend.