AS breastfeeding once again comes under the spotlight during National Breastfeeding Week, Nourish Bumps, Babies & Breastfeeding support group celebrate their successes in their first year.

The group has been visited 428 times by mums in the last year and in their recent survey 55 per cent of attending mums have gone on to continue breastfeeding beyond six months, significantly higher than the national averages.

The Nourish Bumps, Babies and Breastfeeding support group was set up by a group of volunteers based in Cannington last year, benefitting from a £9,000 grant from the EDF Community Impact Fund which is now seeing the group go from strength to strength.

A spokesman for Nourish Bumps, Babies & Breastfeeding said: "The group provides specialist support for those mums who may need it in a welcoming non-clinical environment where hot drinks, cakes and friendly faces are seen as just as important as one to one help.

"The weekly group provides an opportunity for mums to relax, socialise and build up new friendships at a time in life where they can feel very isolated and bi-monthly pregnancy events give an opportunity for mums-to-be to find out what the group is about and meet with local service providers before their baby arrives.

"Unlike many other groups, Nourish also welcomes mums with toddlers, whether they are still breastfeeding them and wish to do so in a supportive environment or coming along with a younger sibling and they can enjoy the toddler activities provided weekly."

Everyone is welcome, including siblings and dads.

Nourish, Bumps, Babies & Breastfeeding meet weekly every Monday between 10:30am to 12:30pm except Bank Holidays at the United Reform Church Cannington, and can also be contacted through their Facebook page @CanningtonBBB.