The central pillar of the support that BMSG provides for our esteemed Breastfeeding Mothers is Breastfeeding Counselling. This support is provided by our passionate and empathetic BMSG Volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellors!
Our counsellors are experienced breastfeeding mothers and are trained under the syllabus by the Australian Breastfeeding Association. They provide evidence-based breastfeeding help, while respecting individual differences. Information and support are offered to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers with babies of all ages, in one-to-one and group situations. We also offer assistance and support to concerned family members who contact us to support their spouses or children.
BMSG Volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellors have been accredited by BMSG following completion of a comprehensive breastfeeding counsellor training program. This program ensures that they are well-trained in breastfeeding practices, in dealing with challenges faced by breastfeeding mother-baby pairs and in counselling skills.
I could not be more grateful for this support group. Ever since I gave birth, I have had so many issues with engorgement and mastitis. Having a safe space to talk about my issues and get advice here was so comforting. I still have new challenges and this group has given me so much confidence to continue breastfeeding and pumping. Thank you to all the group members for the support.
Li wen H
Response has been prompt and helpful in learning more on breastfeeding.. all counsellors that i've reached out to are courteous and provide the mental support required for all ftms to stay sanity through the first few weeks of pregnancy.. thank you so much for the kind advice and help thus far~
Pei Wen, Karen Toh
Renee was super helpful and patient. I had fever and chills at 6am and texted the support group hoping for guidance on next steps. Given that it was my first time getting mastitis, Renee’s help at that time was really appreciated and it allowed me to seek prompt treatment. Thank you BMSG and Renee!
The counsellors are always so kind and helpful. I love and appreciate that they always check to see if they understand our concerns before providing support. They always ensure that mummies feel heard and supported in their breastfeeding journey. As a first time mum, I am so grateful to have found this gem of a support! Thank you!