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Derbyshire events mark 2019 World Breastfeeding Week

Published: 29 July 2019

We’re supporting mums during World Breastfeeding Week that runs from Thursday 1 August to Wednesday 7 August 2019.

  • Thursday 1 August at Cradles breastfeeding group picnic in Victoria park Ilkeston from 10.30am to 1pm
  • Friday 2 August at the Feeding Together celebration Picnic at Bolsover Castle with free entry to Bolsover Castle Gardens. From 1pm to 2.30pm - contact the Feeding Together support group Facebook page to be placed on the guestlist for free entry
  • Saturday 3 August at the BEARS support group, Global Big Latch On, Crossley Park, Ripley from 9.15am to midday
  • Monday 5 August at the Celebration Picnic at West Park, Long Eaton. (Meet next to the bandstand) from midday to 2pm.

Our Cabinet Member for Health and Communities Councillor Carol Hart said:

“Breastfeeding offers a lot of benefits for mums and babies and we are keen to help support families if they decide to breastfeed.

“However we know that some mums stop breastfeeding before they want to and this can be for a variety of reasons, many of which are preventable.”

We have a range of support materials available including the Derbyshire Breastfeeding Charter.

The charter gives information about the range of services on offer to support mums if they chose to breastfeed their baby.

The Derbyshire Breastfeeding Charter aims to:

  • raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding
  • normalise breastfeeding in public so mothers are confident when feeding out and about
  • make families aware of the breastfeeding support and advice that is available to them in Derbyshire
  • encourage venues across Derbyshire to sign up to the Breastfeeding Welcome Here Award.

We also run the Breastfeeding Welcome Here Awards.

The award encourages local businesses and organisations in the county to make women feel welcome while they are breastfeeding, by offering welcoming, safe spaces for mums and babies.

Get more information or sign up to the Breast Feeding Welcome Here scheme.

You can also learn about breastfeeding support and find breastfeeding-friendly venues in Derbyshire.

You can also download a copy of the breastfeeding charter.