A SCHEME which offers support to local mothers who want to breastfeed has been funded for another year.

Charity NCT will continue to provide Bradford Breastfeeding Buddies, giving free support to mums in the area.

The project gives new mums an opportunity to get the social support of others and receive information about breastfeeding from the Buddies who are NCT peer supporters and local mums themselves.

The Buddies volunteer at Airedale and Bradford Royal Infirmary Hospitals, local breastfeeding groups and antenatal events.

In 2019, they contacted over 2,000 women through face-to-face meetings, Facebook conversations and phone calls.

The Buddies volunteered a remarkable 1,279 hours of their time during the year.

To find out more about the project, visit https://www.facebook.com/Bradfordbreastfeedingbuddies