A charity providing support groups for breastfeeding mums, run by breastfeeding mums.
Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Supporters’ Network (GBSN) run 7 breastfeeding support groups throughout Gloucestershire, in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester, Stroud, Dursley, Churchdown and Tewkesbury. These groups all run weekly, offering information, encouragement and support to families at any stage of their breastfeeding journey, from pregnancy through any challenges, to weaning from the breast and beyond.
All of our groups are run by peer supporters, who are mums who have breastfed their own babies and are trained to listen and respond sensitively. We also have a qualified Breastfeeding Counsellor on hand at each group, as well as a wealth of books and DVDs for you to borrow free-of-charge.
If you would like to drop into one of our groups for some one-off information, you will be made to feel very welcome. Alternatively, for on-going support, make a note of your nearest group and come along weekly.
Having breastfed my three children, I understand how important it is to receive good ongoing breastfeeding support and information. GBSN’s groups provide just that, coupled with a relaxed, welcoming setting. This resource is a big asset to families in Gloucestershire. Sharron Davies, MBE.
GBSN gave me the support and information that I needed to exclusively breastfeed my son to 6 months and continue to feed him until he was 13 months old. I strongly believe that without the support network, we would have failed in the early days as we both had problems with ‘technique’ and I had little confidence in my post-natal condition. The network has also given me the invaluable opportunity to support other mothers through training to become a Peer Supporter. This role continues to form an important part of my life and I hope that the network can continue to offer such an excellent value for money service to mothers and ultimately the wider community. Kate, Dursley.
For further information on any of the groups, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
We receive no funding from the health service to help us carry out our valuable work.
For the 2016/2017 financial year we need to raise approximately £20,000 to keep our groups running. For ways you can help us to do this, many of them totally free, please visit our Fundraising section. Thank you.
Image – thanks to Charlotte Keating Nursing – http://nursing.charlottekeating.com