Breastfeeding education classes for fathers by fathers provides an interactive environment which assists understanding the value and importance of breastfeeding.
Pregnancy and maternal health
Aimed at sexual health service providers for young people, this is a guide to introducing a peer-led model of care, outlining the tasks that peers can perform, the evidence that points to health outcomes, and further recommended resources to explore
The NCT examines the evidence from the many peer support perinatal and breastfeeding intervention it has evaluated to clarify what works.
A case study of a London peer support group with black African mothers living with HIV
This programme takes an indepth look at how perinatal peer support delivered remotely by locally trained diverse volunteers can have a tremendous impact on the wellbeing of vulnerable families
This article describes how peer support could be expanded to help the parents and caregivers of children in neonatal intensive care units.
This article describes people's experiences of peer support, which may have implications for further improving support programmes.
This literature review provides examples of the effectiveness of peer support for mothers with postpartum depression (PPD). Although the results were mixed, they provide insights into how peer support volunteers can be an innovative part of a team approach to PPD intervention. The examples provided are brief.
This article summarises the findings of key reviews relevant to breastfeeding peer support interventions that aim to enable breastfeeding continuation in the UK. The discussion highlights findings relevant to policy makers, practitioners and representatives of voluntary agencies seeking to interpret the current evidence base and to design or deliver models of support that are effective and acceptable to mothers. It includes a summation of discussion points including on the evidence for effectiveness, design factors and what mothers want.
This guidance about peer support for breastfeeding mothers is intended to inform professionals in Scottish Health Boards and voluntary sector agencies with responsibility for local breastfeeding support about the most up-to-date policies and evidence related to breastfeeding peer support. The resource lists evidence from systematic reviews as well as randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the effectiveness of peer support. The resource looks at asset-based approaches to health improvement as well as national policy documents before providing evaluation recommendations.