The heart of Mom2Mom is our Peer Mentoring Program. We match pregnant and breastfeeding moms with peer mentors to provide one-on-one support and guidance from one mom to another. Usually this happens in the first few weeks following birth, when a new mom typically needs extra support in establishing breastfeeding.
However, any breastfeeding mom can receive a mentor at any time.
We also make every effort to match moms with special circumstances to mentors who have successfully breastfed in similar situations. Some examples:
(breastfeeding a new baby while still nursing an older child)
To become a peer mentor, a woman must have breastfed a minimum of 6 months and weaned no more than 3 years ago, and she needs to consider breastfeeding to have been a positive experience. Any mom who meets these requirements can sign up for Mom2Mom's one-day mentor training by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.