Burnham and Highbridge breastfeeding venues are named
and Highbridge families are being invited to nominate their favourite
'Positive about Breastfeeding' local places to mark this years
World Breastfeeding Week.
gardens, open spaces, abbeys, town halls, restaurants and sports
centres across Somerset have all become new breastfeeding places
over the last year.
they include Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Libraries, and King Alfreds
Sports Centre in Highbridge.
of the sites are bow registered on a new website for young families
planning a trip out that is available here.
Somerset 'Positive about Breastfeeding'; programme is a quality
mark that is awarded to public places who welcome breastfeeding
families. It is given to venues that have made a significant commitment
to uphold the rights of mothers and families by supporting their
choice to feed their baby how and wherever they choose.
Christine Lawrence, Chair of the Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board,
said: "I am delighted that such a public commitment to supporting
breastfeeding mums is being made by Positive About Breastfeeding
venues. We know the importance of breastfeeding in promoting good
health for both mum and for baby."
want Somerset to be a leading Positive About Breastfeeding county
where families are supported to make the natural choice in infant
feeding. As part of this, we also want parents to feel welcomed
and supported to breastfeed when out and about in Somerset."
is a growing list of positive places to visit in Somerset and so
many of them are leading the way by demonstrating their commitment
to giving every baby in Somerset the best start in life and supporting
every family to have the greatest experience of breastfeeding while
out and about that they can."
provides a baby with all they need for healthy growth and development
in the first six months and beyond. Breastmilk constantly adapts
to meet a babys daily needs and protects babies against a
number of infections. Breastfeeding also helps mums by reducing
the risk of breast cancer, diabetes and ovarian cancer.
venues are encouraged to apply for Positive About Breastfeeding