Breastfeeding support groups, facilitated by peer supporters in collaboration with midwives and health visitors and children centres, are well established in South Gloucestershire and available for all mothers to attend. The peer supporters who facilitate these weekly groups have been trained and receive on going supervision. One to one support tailored to individual mothers’ need have been developed in South Gloucestershire and ranges from information and advice provided by peer supporters in both the ante-natal and post-natal periods, Specialist help for mothers who wish to breastfeed but are experiencing some difficulty or challenge. This is currently provided by lactation consultant. Funding up to a maximum of £61,200 has been allocated to fund this service for two years from 1 April 2018.
NB The closing date for submission of Expressions of Interest from suitable suppliers in accordance with the attached documentation is 12 noon on Wednesday 15th November 2017. This opportunity is also being advertised on the Supplying the South West contracts portal at supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk under DN301969.