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Sam’s story

Sam moved into our Parent & Baby service with her six-month-old son when she was just 17 years old.

Parent and baby together

Sam moved into our Parent & Baby service with her six-month-old son when she was just 17 years old.  She attended a Breastfeeding Mentoring Programme with us at the local children’s centre. This allowed Sam to share her experience and support other mothers just starting to breastfeed. She and her baby will be on a poster in the maternity wards with a quote she has written herself.

“Breastfeeding is the best thing I decided to do. It has given me an amazing bond with my son. It has made me and him feel more secure and comfortable, and it is wonderful skin time too”.

Although Sam is extremely independent, she can’t move into an independent tenancy until she is 18. Until then, our team have been helping Sam complete our Pre-tenancy Course to prepare her for moving on. Sam eventually hopes to train as a midwife.

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