Katrona Templeton is the voluntary coordinator for our breastfeeding support group in Kilmarnock. She coordinates the volunteer rota and activities for the group as well as regularly volunteering at the group herself.

Katrona is mum to two daughters Freya (5) and Morgan (3), both of whom she breastfed. Katrona received a lot of breastfeeding support from local Breastfeeding Network (BfN) Supporter Karen Paterson which she says was invaluable. Karen’s support inspired Katrona to train as a volunteer Helper following the birth of her second daughter. She has been volunteering in Ayrshire for 3 years now and has supported many families with their breastfeeding journey.

Katrona undertook additional training as a Peer Supporter for the National Breastfeeding Helpline and she now takes calls from families all over the UK. She has received her 750 calls award and is just 80 calls away from receiving her 1000 calls award which is just amazing!! 🏆

Katrona can always be relied upon to help at BfN events. She has a friendly and approachable personality and loves to chat with parents and parents-to-be. She’s trained to deliver BookBug and we often call upon her skills as the little ones absolutely love her story telling and songs!

BfN have had to adapt their support in response to the COVID-19 measures and Katrona was one of the first volunteers to come forward to be involved in new support options for Ayrshire families. She is now part of the team that responds to private messages via our Facebook page ‘Breastfeeding Network Ayrshire’, she runs one of our virtual support groups (Monday at 7pm) and also takes one-to-one video calls with mums who request additional peer support. She does all this in her own time on a voluntary basis.

We are very lucky that Katrona gives her time and talents to BfN and she is an integral part of the Ayrshire team. We really appreciate her commitment and dedication and we want her to know how grateful we are for everything that she does for the charity and local families.

💜💚 Thank you Katrona 💚💜

If you’ve been supported by Katrona, please pop a comment in below. We’d love to hear from you.

Written by:
Aurore Lasne Arnould -BfN Supervisor &
Jo McNish- Ayrshire Project Manager, BfN