To become a peer supporter you will take part in a training programme, receive on-going development and supervision.

Breastfeeding peer supporter guiding a mother to breastfeed

Key skills

Some key skills you will need to be peer supporter are;

  • to have breastfed for at least 6 months plus
  • to have good communication skills
  • able to offer information to support parents’ choices.

You’ll volunteer alongside professionals speaking to parents at breastfeeding drop ins, children and family hubs, health clinics, your local hospital or, antenatal sessions.

Contact details

You can volunteer for different organisations Medway to support women to breastfeed.

Medway Community Healthcare peer support projects

In Medway there is an NHS-run volunteer peer support network. If you are interested in volunteering as a breastfeeding peer supporter, please contact the team below for more information.

Other drop-ins around Medway

These include La Leche League and the National Childbirth Trust. Check out their websites below.