Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor Programme with Le Lache League

Bronwyn Gardner from HB Doulas was one of a group of women who recently graduated as a Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor. The Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor Programme (PCP) is an initiative which builds on community capacity to provide cost-effective breastfeeding peer support. The programme provides women from target populations with training and resources to offer skilled and knowledgeable help to other mothers (their peers). Peer Support Counsellors generally offer phone, email or text help; antenatal and parenting classes; or services in more formal health settings.

Photo Bronwyn Gardner, Bev Te Huia (Peer Counsellor Trainer), Alaina Chase, Janine Gard.