Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2012 - Let's Celebrate!

This year's Breastfeeding Awareness Week ran from June 25th to the 29th and was celebrated in style with a number of events taking place throughout Cheshire.

Each morning that week, both midwives and peer supporters were present in the Women's Health Unit at Leighton Hospital giving advice and information to pregnant ladies interested in breastfeeding.  On Tuesday and Thursday breastfeeding mums came together in the Cherubs Charter recognised Polar Palace, Road One, Winsford Industrial Estate.  There they could talk to health professionals, exchange experiences and celebrate the marvels of breastfeeding!  Competitions included "Guess the number of nipples in the jar" and "Guess the name of the Teddybear"!  Other agencies such as Homestart were also in attendance.

Peer supporters and other health professionals also visited Mothercare in Crewe and Macclesfield and a number of local Children Centres to give out information, advice and talk to mums about the Cherubs website.

In August it is World Breastfeeding Week and time for more celebrations and events so watch this space!! 

 

 

Help

Cheshire East Residents only:

Cherubs Helpline     (9am - 5pm Mon - Fri):  03001234579

Leighton Hospital Crewe: 01270 612287

Macclesfield District General Hospital: 01625 661153

 

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