New mothers encouraged to ‘get off to the breast start’
|New mothers encouraged to ‘get off to the breast start’|
|Wednesday, 20 June 2012 11:05|
Issued by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Maternity staff at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust would like to invite the media and new and future mothers to attend a local health awareness event next week. This event will aim to highlight that breastfeeding is the best way to start a baby’s life, with the message that it is important to ‘get off to the breast start’.
As part of National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, staff from the Trust will be hosting the event on Tuesday 26 June between 10am-3pm at Westfield Childrens Centre (further venue details below), offering mothers the opportunity to meet local midwives and infant feeding specialists.
Free taster sessions of pregnancy and baby-related classes will be on offer throughout the day; including baby first aid, pregnancy pilates, natal hypnotherapy and baby calming. The Trust’s Maternity Team will also be unveiling their ‘breast mountain’ – a knitted mountain of breasts used for antenatal teaching – as well as serving ‘boobie cup cakes’, and running a raffle to raise money for the Maternity Team’s renewed focus on breastfeeding and kangaroo care.
Various organisations will also be represented, such as the Breastfeeding Network, La Leche League and the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), alongside other pregnancy-related businesses.
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For more information, please contact the Communications Team on 01923 436281, or through www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk/newsandmedia