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Mums promote milk4life

Posted: 18/05/2009 00:15:35

Mums in Kington are helping other mums make sure their babies get the best possible start in life by offering breastfeeding support at Kington Childrenís Centre.

Set up by Herefordshire Council, a group of local mums have trained as peer supporters and from 10th June will be available at baby play sessions every Wednesday from 9.30-11am at the Kington Childrenís Centre, and every Friday from 10.30-12.00 at Coningsby Childrenís Centre.

The World Health Organisation recommends breastfeeding as the best way to feed a baby. It benefits mother and baby: it helps them to bond and breast milk has all the nutritional requirements a baby needs. Breastfeeding is quicker and easier to deal with as itís ready when the baby needs a feed, itís free and no bottles are required

Lorna Williamson, deputy centre manager, said: ďAlthough we know breastfeeding is the natural and best way to feed a baby, it isnít uncommon for mothers to worry about the amount of milk their baby is getting and some find breastfeeding difficult or painful. By talking to others and learning a few tried and tested techniques, many can overcome their concerns and problems.Ē

The group is aimed at mums who want to breastfeed but find it difficult, mums who are breastfeeding now and wish to meet other breastfeeding mums for support or friendship and mums who are considering breastfeeding either while still pregnant or who have formula fed in the past and wish to breastfeed their next baby.

Anyone interested should contact Lorna Williamson on 01432 383340.


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