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During these unprecedented times of Coronavirus, here at GBSN we have adapted and innovated so that we can continue to offer face to face support for your breastfeeding journey

Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Supporters’ Network (GBSN) is a charity dedicated to supporting breastfeeding mothers. We currently run 6 weekly breastfeeding support groups online.*

Breastfeeding mothers are invited to GBSN’s FREE virtual face to face social groups. A Breastfeeding Counsellor (BFC) and Peer Supporter (PS) will be present and it will be a chance for you talk or share if you want to, listen to others and meet new people.

The groups are free to attend and will last for up to an hour.

Please join the group’s facebook page to find out details of the Event

Please note that you will need to have your video/camera on throughout the group as it is face to face.

Some mothers will be breastfeeding, some expressing, some mixed feeding. Some mothers will have new babies, some older babies or toddlers. Some may be starting breastfeeding, some may be weaning. GBSN recognises that every mother’s breastfeeding experience is different.

If you have a breastfeeding issue or a question that you’d like to talk about with a BFC, we offer next day virtual video support, sometimes the same day. Please book a free virtual 1:1 session (link is below)

If you have attended, please fill in an attendance form (link is further below).  These are vital for us to evidence the support we have given when making grant applications to keep GBSN running.

Talking of which, if you would like to make a donation to GBSN please click here to find out all the ways.  https://gbsn.org.uk/how-to-donate/

Mums and Mums-to-be can book virtual face-to-face time with one of our Breastfeeding Counsellors. These are free of charge and can be booked here. We have supported over 750 mums so far and we intend to keep running these support sessions alongside our groups.
We continue our popular “Preparation for Breastfeeding” virtual workshops for expectant mothers and their support partners. More information here. We are delighted to announce that we have some funding to be able to offer these workshops FREE for a limited time. Dates are released in batches so please keep checking here

*have you attended a group today? Please sign in here

 

You can breastfeed and still be you.

We believe that each mother’s breastfeeding experience is unique.
Each mother’s breastfeeding goals are different.
Breastfeeding looks different for each mother and each baby.
Breastfeeding is not always easy – that’s why we’re here.
We work with you. What are your goals?

Thank you for your continuing support as we do our best to continue to provide free breastfeeding support to the amazing women of Gloucestershire.

If you are able to donate to help GBSN keep going, we would be more grateful now than ever before.

Help when I needed it most. No pressure, no judgement. Just care. – GBSN attendee 2018

Baps was absolutely crucial, and still is, to me during my breastfeeding journey.  Without them in the first few weeks I could have easily given up from not knowing where to turn. – GBSN Attendee 2018

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