Mums who have been trained to help support other mums with breast feeding have graduated in Liverpool.
Liverpool Bambis peer support programme sees women give their time generously to support others at Liverpool Women’s Hospital and in the community, seven days a week.
The latest graduation ceremony at Childwall and Woolton Children’s Centre saw Assistant Mayor Cllr Nick Small awarding certificates to the latest 10 graduates.
Since 2012, Bambis have supported 15,000 Liverpool mums to breastfeed and so far Bambis have trained over 70 mums on the peer support programme.
Data suggests Liverpool is seeing an increase in rates, with more than half of mums giving birth in Liverpool Women’s hospital choosing to breastfeeding. However this figure is short of the national figure of 74%.
Cllr Nick Small, said: “I was delighted to present our latest peer support Bambis with their graduation certificates.
“Children’s Centres are an essential part of the fabric of our city helping support children and families. They do an incredible job and the work of the Bambis illustrates their importance. It’s why we’ve protected all of our centres and are committed to finding a sustainable solution to keeping them open despite the huge budget challenges we face.”