Five questions with . . . Amy Mills

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Timaru La Leche League leaders Sarah Lang (left) and Amy Mills (right) with son Leo Mills (16 months) will take part in next month's World Breastfeeding Week events.

La Leche League leader and mother of two Amy Mills

Q. What does your role as a La Leche League leader involve?

As a La Leche League leader, my role is to help run our monthly meetings, along with Sarah the co-leader.

We offer support, encouragement and information about breast-feeding.

We usually cover a topic and help answer questions mothers may come along with.

We also have a great free library that we keep up to date.

Anyone who attends our meetings is welcome to hire from it. We are also available via phone, text, email or facebook for help between meetings.

Q. How does La Leche league work?

La Leche League offers support, encouragement and information for breast-feeding.

We help to promote a better understanding of breast-feeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

We run monthly meetings, on the third Wednesday of the month, 10am at the Timaru Parents Centre.

Our meetings are an inviting and safe place for mothers to come along to share their stories and experiences.

Q. What are you enjoying about the role?

I am loving being able to help offer mothers support and information to help in their breast-feeding journey.

I really enjoy meeting new mums and babies, getting to know them and offering support and encouragement.

Q. What attributes do you bring to your role?

I am organised, a good listener, patient, empathetic and kind.

Q. What are some of the best aspects of being a mum?

Being a mum is the best thing that has ever happened to me!

I love waking up to their smiles and cuddles. Seeing their little faces light up when they learn something new or do something they enjoy.

I adore helping them learn and explore the world around them.