We have peer suporters on the ward at Ayrshire Maternity Unit every day of the week offering support and information as you take your first steps as new parents. Ask your midwife if you would like to speak to us.
Our friendly breastfeeding drop in centres welcome all pregnant and breastfeeding mums. Come along for support and information or just to meet other mums for a coffee and a chat. See the Find a BfN Drop-In page for details of when and where the groups run.
If you live in East Ayrshire you can also get individual breastfeeding support via our Mum2Mum service. This offers one to one support from a trained peer supporter in the first six weeks after your baby is born. You can choose to be supported via home visits, telephone calls or text message, whatever works best for your family.
For local breastfeeding support or to find out more you can ring or text the following numbers:
07526 188705 or 07526 177790 or email Ayrshire@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk
You can also follow us on Twitter @AyrshireBfN
Or join our Facebook Group Ayrshire Breastfeeding Centres
We also have a ‘Breastfeed Happily Here’ scheme in Ayrshire. This is an NHS Ayrshire & Arran scheme promoted and supported by the Breastfeeding Network.
The aim of the scheme is to support breastfeeding mums to feel comfortable to feed when they are out and about in public places. Ayrshire businesses who join the scheme agree to inform all of their staff about the Breastfeeding etc (Scotland) Act 2005, which states that it is illegal to stop a mother feeding her baby breast or formula milk in premises where the public has general access. The business or venue then displays the sticker in their premises to let parents know that they can ‘Breastfeed Happily Here’.
For more information on the scheme, to find out how to sign up or to view a list of all of the places in Ayrshire currently signed up to the scheme, follow this link to the Breastfeed Happily Here Facebook page.