Local health leaders in Leeds are raising awareness of the environmental and health benefits of infant feeding—as well as the support available—to mark World Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
Leeds mum encourages others to access online breastfeeding support during coronavirus pandemic This Breastfeeding Celebration Week (1-7 June 2020), a Leeds mum shares her experience of getting online support for breastfeeding and the benefits to breastfeeding. Steph (surname withheld) from Leeds said: “When I was pregnant with William, I was
Last year, seven ladies attended training to become breastfeeding peer supporters, known as Bosom Buddies. The training lasted 10 weeks and was organised through Health for All, assisted by Two Willows and New Bewerley Children’s Centres, and NHS maternity support. They and other peer supporters are now helping mums at
These smiling mums recently received certificates to mark them qualifying as official ‘bosom buddies’. The mums, from Beeston and Middleton, all breastfed their own babies and successfully completed a course which allows them to support other mums who may need some support. The bosom buddies were awarded their certificates at