Professionalisation of a breast-feeding peer support service: issues and experiences of peer supporters.

@article{Aiken2013ProfessionalisationOA,
  title={Professionalisation of a breast-feeding peer support service: issues and experiences of peer supporters.},
  author={Annette Aiken and Gill Thomson},
  journal={Midwifery},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={e145-51}
}
OBJECTIVES to describe the issues faced by breast-feeding peer supporters as their roles altered from a voluntary to a professionalised role with targets, accountability and more formalised interface with health professionals. DESIGN a descriptive qualitative study utilising group and individual semi-structured interviews, with thematic network analysis. SETTING 19 breast-feeding peer supporters were consulted from one peer support service located in the UK. FINDINGS thematic network… CONTINUE READING