**ABOUT THE GROUP**
I’m a mum of 2 and started going to the Patchway group when my first was 3 weeks old.
When I became a mum I discovered a passion I didn't know I had.Breastfeeding is way more amazing then I ever realised and I've always been a 'helper' in life.
I trained as a peer supporter in 2016 and now support mums and help run the Patchway group.
I find enormous purpose in supporting mums at all stages of their
breastfeeding journeys and feel massive satisfaction at helping mums overcome obstacles and making a positive difference.
Dawn, Barnardo's peer supporter
What mums say....
"I definitely would not be breast feeding my healthy happy 5 month old if it wasn't for Patchway breast feeding group guiding and supporting me over our difficult first three months"
"The group in Patchway has been so supportive. Especially when I turned up with my 3 week old baby and no clue what I was doing. They offered practical as well as emotional support. Even if it was just being told “that’s normal, it’s what babies do” just puts your mind at rest. Proudly feeding at 5 months, no plans to stop anytime soon"
"There's always a friendly smile and a fountain of knowledge and support waiting for you at the Patchway feeding group"
"I came along to the groups feeling nervous and like I was letting myself and my new baby down because I was struggling so much with feeding. I always wanted to feed and emotionally really struggled at the thought of giving up. You made me feel confident that I had come to the right place and a few adjustments with latch etc.. meant I left that day feeling confident and more determined to work through the issues. I bought a new pump on the way home, after you educated me about flanges, and I had a good giggle too. It was a very positive experience,If it wasn't for these groups, I would have continued to struggle. These groups have enabled me to keep going and I know if I need support that I can turn up, and there will be friendly faces"
"I still remember my first day at Mammaccinos with my first born. Everyone is so inviting, friendly and allows me to discuss any "mum" topic I need to air. Attending with my second baby re-affirms how much I value the group, the advice from Ann & team and time to just talk shop.
Ann is so helpful and warm, you can approach her with any issue and she will help you through it.
For a mum who needs a confidence boost from others in the same boat, the group is invaluable.
Thank you Mammaccinos team!"