Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program
A breastfeeding peer counselor is a woman who has had a successful breastfeeding experience and is interested in supporting other women in her community to nurse their babies. She is a mentor who focuses on helping new mothers feel confident and comfortable about choosing to breastfeed. She provides accurate information and allays fears. She provides empathy and practical support to help women feel secure and successful in breastfeeding.