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27 December 2019

Shepway and Swale breastfeeding volunteers celebrate their graduation

Our newest breastfeeding volunteers have celebrated completing their training with a Christmas themed graduation.

Congratulations to the new breastfeeding volunteers of Shepway and Swale who had their joint graduation celebration on Thursday, 12 December at the Village Children’s Centre in Folkestone.

Breastfeeding volunteers

The volunteers, and their children, also had an early surprise visit from Santa, joining the celebrations, who had gifts for the children.

Volunteers are a valuable addition to the breastfeeding drop in groups that the health visiting teams are delivering at children centres across Kent.

The volunteers are valued not only by the mothers that they support, but also the health visiting teams. They are active in their communities and are striving to normalise breastfeeding.

New breastfeeding training cohorts for 2020

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like to talk to someone about it, please contact the Infant Feeding Team on kentchft.infantfeedingteam@nhs.net or by contacting your local children’s centre.