We at Professional Antenatal Services are proud to be coordinating the Breastfeeding Peer Support Programme across Hinckley & Bosworth and North West Leicestershire. Our service is available over the telephone or via a quick text and offers free breastfeeding support for you and your family. We are here to help with your questions antentally and postnatally.
We also hire hospital grade breast pumps.
PAS is a Breastfeeding friendly premise. Should you need somewhere quiet and private to feed your baby when in the town – feel free to pop in and relax with us.
TLC Your questions answered…
How does the service work?
Once we receive a call or text from you asking for support our breastfeeding coordinator (Jodi Simmerson) will contact you to discuss your needs and then allocate a volunteer peer supporter to support and help you.
What can you offer?
At TLC Peer support we can offer you general breastfeeding support over the telephone from one of the trained peer supporters, online Facebook group or a home visit
What is a breastfeeding TLC peer supporter?
A breastfeeding peer supporter is a trained mum who has breastfed or is currently breastfeeding. All our peer supporters volunteer their time to support and help other mums and their families who may need extra support or just someone to talk to about their breastfeeding.
I want to be a volunteer peer supporter?
If you think you could volunteer around 8 hours a month to support other breatfeeding mums and you want to know more about the TLC and our 10 week support programme, please contact us for more information.
Can I call or text anytime?
Yes… our text service is available 24/7 and the phone is manned Mon – Fri. We will endeavor to answer all requests within 24 hours Mon-Fri and as soon as possible over the weekend.
Further information for Leicestershire available: http://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/infantfeeding
Are you unsure about Breastfeeding? Want to investigate further?
Breastfed babies may have better:
- neurological development
- lower risk of diabetes
- reduced risk of heart disease
More research is needed, but breastfeeding may also protect against:
- multiple sclerosis
- acute appendicitis
- for the mother
- rheumatoid arthritis
And for the mother, protection against:
- rheumatoid arthritis
- lower risk of postnatal depression
Women who have breastfed are at lower risk of:
- breast cancer
- ovarian cancer
- hip fractures and bone density
Problems latching your baby? Painful? Baby always seems hungry?
Text ‘Feed‘ to 60777 or call 01455 441036 for free, friendly support