Breastfeeding awareness event a success

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 June 2011

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A WEEK-LONG event raising awareness of breastfeeding for mums received good support in Weston and Worle.

Support group Breastfeeder Rocks organised a visit to Weston General Hospital, a walk through the town centre and a meeting as part of the national event last week.

Bev Nickolls, who is part of Baby Diners at Weston Children’s Centre, said: “It is fantastic that the mums decided to put all these events on themselves to mark the week.

“There is a lot of support and information out there for breastfeeding mums and it is vital to make sure people are aware of where to go to get the right support.”

The week started with the organisers dropping in on antenatal classes and visiting children’s centres in the area and Weston General Hospital.

They handed out breast-shaped cakes and gave out leaflets aimed at dispelling myths on the subject.

The group also held a group walk through the town to encourage more businesses to be ‘breastfeeder friendly’.

A meeting at Loves Café in West Street was then held on Friday to invite mothers to learn more about the support group and discuss issues.

Café owner, Anna Southwell, said: “The event has given an opportunity for mums to meet and offer friendly support to breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding mums.”

For more information on the week, visit www.abm.me.uk/national-breastfeeding-week

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