Our Vision and Aims
Our vision is a society where mums and families are able to make informed decisions about breastfeeding, to access help when they need it and to become confident in their choices. For a new mum deciding how to feed her baby, talking to a mum who knows about breastfeeding can make a crucial difference and the Breastfeeding Network strives to be the best we can be at providing peer support.
Our mission is to offer independent, evidence-based information and support to help build awareness of breastfeeding to individuals and organisations and to support a mum in her choice to breastfeed. You can read more about our current strategy here.
Our values are at the heart of how we work, we strive to always:
- Listen actively
- Keep mums at the centre
- Respect a mother and support her choices
- Share the evidence to inform early parenting choices
We will strive never to:
- Advocate a particular lifestyle
- Judge a mother for the choices she makes
- Accept money from companies that have a commercial interest in infant feeding
- Charge a mum for any of our services, including training
Work with Us
Working for the Breastfeeding Network can be both challenging and hugely rewarding. Whether you are able to use your skills and experience to work with mothers in your local area or to assist our central team, knowing that you are contributing to the support of breastfeeding mums and their babies across the UK is a great feeling. In addition we are able to offer both childcare vouchers and enrolment into our pension scheme to all eligible members of staff.
Our approach to remote working
We have a small office in Paisley, but almost all BfN staff are based remotely, including our management and admin team. Everyone in the organisation works part-time.