Ten women have earned the title of Breastfeeding Peer Counselors after graduating from HealthConnect One’s ten-week curriculum that gave the participants the skills to support breastfeeding moms in their south Texas communities.
In the class organized by Program Director Allison Vidal-Jones and Program Coordinator Geno Martinez, participants learned about peer counseling, establishing breastfeeding goals with expectant mothers and providing support for breastfeeding problems, and they worked with community agencies and observed Breastfeeding Peer Counselors doing their work in the field.
The cohort graduated just in time for World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 though 7.
“It was awesome to see the participants form their own bond over the weeks as they learned about resources available within their communities,” said Vidal-Jones.
You can see the graduating class in the photo and learn more about MHP Salud’s Doula Program here.