In 2013 Alice gave birth to her first child; experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding, something which she was keen to do, & having been recommended Hannah’s services by a friend she reached out to Hannah. At this time Hannah herself was also heavily pregnant, but still came out to offer her support at home straight away. Although breastfeeding didn’t go quite as expected for Alice & her baby, Hannah was supportive & non-judgemental; providing Alice with the space to process her experience & ultimately make choices based on what was best for her & her baby.
From there, Hannah & Alice became good friends & started volunteering together in 2014 via the local NCT Branch, with Hannah being a local practitioner & Alice Chairing the branch; both with a passion for support in the perinatal period. At this time they originally trialled a breastfeeding support group in a play cafè in Barnstaple. Sadly the cafè closed and they struggled to find another venue. They decided that moving forward, they needed to make sure they had funds to ensure its sustainability & also the flexibility of being a standalone project rather than part of a national charity.