Posted: Friday 29th June 2018
Hertfordshire County Council celebrated the good work done in Hertfordshire to support mums to responsively feed their babies regardless how they choose to feed during National Breastfeeding Week.
Hertfordshire Children’s Centres celebrated breastfeeding week with a range of events occurring across the county including afternoon teas, picnics in the park, coffee mornings and baby sessions.
The events were well attended and positive feedback was gathered by the mums that participated, one mum said ‘I have always found fantastic support at my local children’s centre. The events have been brilliant for both myself and my baby, very welcoming and has allowed me to get support and socialise with other mums’.
Hertfordshire Children’s Centres became fully Unicef UK Baby Friendly accredited in 2017 and as a result of this mums can get support or be signposted to other support via their children’s centres regardless of how they choose to feed their baby.
Sue Beck, Head of Children and Young People, Public Health and also the Hertfordshire Children’s Centre Unicef UK Baby Friendly guardian said. "Across Hertfordshire our health visitors and children centres are available to support mums to breastfeed as we know it is not always easy. Getting the right support can make all the difference. There are support groups around Hertfordshire to help mums with feeding your baby, whether you're breastfeeding or bottle-feeding."
You can find more information and your local support groups here: http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/babyfeeding