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Free event to celebrate National Breastfeeding week

Mums-to-be, new parents, breastfeeding peer supporters and health professionals are invited to a free drop-in event to mark National Breastfeeding Celebration Week.

Organised by Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, the session is being held on Friday (29 June) at Low Hill Strengthening Families Hub, Fourth Avenue, Low Hill, from 9.30am to 11am.

Visitors will be able to get advice and support about breastfeeding, while there will also be refreshments available as well as toys and activities to keep young siblings occupied.

Councillor Hazel Malcolm, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "There are many benefits and advantages to breastfeeding - not only for babies, but for mums too.

"Friday's event is a great chance for mums-to-be and new parents to find out more about breastfeeding, and the help and support which is available to make it work for them and their little one."

Alongside the breastfeeding help and advice offered by midwives and health visitors, there are a number of other support options available locally, including breastfeeding social groups.

People can also message the Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend chatbot via Facebook for fast, friendly, trusted NHS advice anytime, day or night.

For more information, please visit the Wolverhampton Information Network website.

National Breastfeeding Celebration Week, from 25 to 29 June, celebrates the benefits of breastfeeding and promotes the role that all healthcare professionals, commissioners and managers have in advising and supporting mothers to take up and continue breastfeeding for at least the first six months of their baby's life.

  •  released: Wednesday 27 June, 2018