Groups join forces to support new mums

Two breastfeeding groups have amalgamated to form a north Northumberland consortium.

Breastfeeding North Northumberland is formed from the Alnwick and Berwick groups to support new mums.

A Facebook page has also been set up to offer exta help and advice.

Those that are running the group are hoping that in the future there will be small fund-raising events.

Janet Murphy, who has recently become a breastfeeding peer supporter, and who led a mass pro-breastfeeding protest in Newcastle earlier this year, said: “It’s about supporting mums with breastfeeding. We’re not pushy, we know it is hard, but we are here to help.”

To find out more, contact the breastfeeding peer supporter helpline on 07824 607332 or ask to join the Breastfeeding North Northumberland group on Facebook.