Help at hand for mums
THE Clarence Valley Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association, in its efforts to offer a support network to mothers, will be meeting weekly from this Friday at the Grafton Presbyterian Church Hall on the corner of Oliver and Prince streets from 12.30pm.
"We have lined up an exciting list of guest speakers and discussions suited to mothers," group leader Deanne Langford said.
"We have organised to have social days, craft for the kids and days when mothers can come and ask questions and get parenting tips from each other as well as our qualified breastfeeding counsellors.
"Meeting weekly will enable mothers to build a support network as well as gaining access to correct breastfeeding information from our counsellors who are mothers themselves.
"It will also enable mums who can't attend weekly to pop in when they have a Friday free.
"To kick off the weekly meetings we will be discussing the 'Myths of Motherhood' on Friday, May 5."
A pamper afternoon will be held on Friday, May 12; on May 19 the group will have a guest speaker demonstrating some infant massage techniques; May 26 will be a talk about mothering in changing times and children can participate in a craft activity.
For more information or to contact a breastfeeding counsellor phone Deanne 66449911 or Karina 66473294.