Meet The Team
We’re so lucky here at Breastfeeding Together to have such a fantastic team to help us achieve our vision of improving the health and wellbeing of families and reducing inequalities within communities.
We have a small team of staff and a further 60+ volunteers – making us one of the largest voluntary organisations in our local area. Our members come directly from the communities we support and are highly dedicated and committed to providing caring and non-judgemental, pregnancy, parenting and infant feeding support to families. In return, we nurture and develop our members and over the years have become much more than a team, but a BfT family.
All of our members, from our CEO to our newest volunteer are Peer Supporters. This means we all have had our own experiences of pregnancy and parenting and have all breastfeed/nursed our own babies.
All our staff and volunteers have completed in-depth Breastfeeding Peer Support training to a Level 2 standard with many having completed their Breastfeeding Peer Support Level 3. All our team have completed additional safeguarding training.
Whilst all our members are passionate about the promotion and protection of breastfeeding, and effective breastfeeding support, we recognise how this needs to be part of an overall positive approach to parenting. Therefore, our team of specialist supporters have gone on to expand their knowledge and skills with further training, such as The Solihull Approach to Parenting, to allow us to offer a superb and well-rounded approach when offering our pregnancy, parenting and infant feeding support.
We have supporters who through drawing on their own experiences and interests have completed additional training and specialise in:
- Pregnancy support – promoting antenatal bonding and providing education
- Parenting support – offering information, help and guidance
- Breastfeeding and parenting twins and multiples
- Supporting mothers/parents under 20
- Introducing solid foods
- Supporting families with babies on NNU
- Exclusive expressing
- Safer Sleep
We are proud of our team and the positive peer support they provide to families from pregnancy, through to early years and beyond.
For more information on Breastfeeding Together please contact us.