Leicester Mammas, a community peer support programme, which works closely alongside public health nurses (health visitors) from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) to help families across the city with infant feeding, is celebrating its ten year anniversary at a special event at Wesley Hall Community Centre on Tuesday 24 April.

Since Mammas was set up in 2008, more than 100 local mothers have completed the twelve week breastfeeding support course, and thousands of families have benefited from the advice and help Mammas provides. The event will be an opportunity to celebrate mothers who have overcome challenges to breastfeeding and successfully achieved their feeding goals.

In addition, Mammas will recognise midwives and public health nurses (health visitors) nominated by mothers for going ‘above and beyond’ in the care and support they provide in relation to establishing and sustaining breastfeeding.