Holbeach mums qualify as breastfeeding support workers

Back row L-R: Annette Andrews, Beverley Smith, Claire Scott, Magda Collison, Emma Bell, Michelle Bollons, Emma Harris, Amy Bramma. Front row: Natalie Broome, Rachel Ingall and Ema Dakari. (Not present Clare Dransfiels, Julie Rankin and Sarah Templeman)
Back row L-R: Annette Andrews, Beverley Smith, Claire Scott, Magda Collison, Emma Bell, Michelle Bollons, Emma Harris, Amy Bramma. Front row: Natalie Broome, Rachel Ingall and Ema Dakari. (Not present Clare Dransfiels, Julie Rankin and Sarah Templeman)
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ELEVEN Holbeach mums have qualified as breastfeeding peer support workers.

The nationally recognised La Leche training course, run by Lincolnshire Community Health Services, gives mums the skills to help other women before, during and after breastfeeding.

Community nursery nurse Beverley Smith said: “Congratulations to all the mums who completed the training course.

“With their support we can help to encourage more women to breastfeed, which is the healthiest and cheapest feeding option for mother and baby.

“Research proves that both mother and child benefit from breastfeeding.

“Babies are protected from such illnesses as childhood diabetes, obseity or asthma and mothers can be protected against breast or ovarian cancer.”

Women who took the 12-week training course received their certificates at the Truly Scrumptious Tea Room, in High Street, Holbeach, on Monday.

One of the group, Julie Rankin, said: “I found the course interesting and I’m looking forward to becoming a volunteer for the trust and helping support other breastfeeding mums and babies.”