THERE’S no doubting motherhood brings with it a swathe of challenges and difficulties.
One Leeton group is working to make at least one of those easier to talk about and achieve.
The Leeton branch of the Australian Breastfeeding Association is a safe haven for mothers to discuss breastfeeding and what is and isn’t working for them.
The group last week got together to mark World Breastfeeding Week and member Kim Witham encouraged other mums in the area to get involved with the branch.
“We’re here to support families … obviously we want to promote breastfeeding, but if that doesn’t work out for you we still want to have you along here with the group,” she said.
“We meet each month and there’s a different topic regarding parenting that we discuss each time.
“All those things that we all go through at some point.”
The group is looking for new members to help provide support, as well as spread the word about the benefits of breastfeeding.
There’s also funding available if any Leeton mums would like to undergo training with the Australian Breastfeeding Association.
Rachel Anderson is a member of the group and she has found it very beneficial.
“It’s really for the whole family … my husband actually found the Australian Breastfeeding Association membership valuable,” he said.
“Many times he has called the support line which has helped both of us. Breastfeeding is a family thing.”
Mothers interested in joining the group should visit their Facebook page for more information.
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