Blackpool mums are campaigning to save a local breastfeeding peer support service, after the Council announced it's closing the service completely at the end of June. Star Buddies are trained peer supporters and mums who have breastfed their own babies. In the last 10 years they have helped thousands of mums and babies in Blackpool. They see mums before they have their babies, in the first two days after they're born at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and then they call them and visit them at home for the next 6 weeks to help them with any problems.
Its reported the council have said health visitors can help mums instead. But protestors say it would be impossible for health visitors to offer anywhere like the level of support currently available.