Derbyshire County Council is supporting mums who make the choice to breastfeed their babies.
Breastfeeding offers a lot of benefits for mums and babies and the council is keen to help support families if they decide to breastfeed.
However some mums stop breastfeeding before they want to and this can be for a variety of reasons, many of which are preventable.
That’s why Derbyshire County Council is launching a new Derbyshire Breastfeeding Charter.
The charter gives information about the range of services on offer to support mums if they chose to breastfeed their baby.
The Derbyshire Breastfeeding Charter aims to:
The Breastfeeding Welcome Here Awards encourage businesses and organisations in the county to make women feel welcome while they are breastfeeding, by offering welcoming, safe spaces for mums and babies.
For more information or to sign up to the scheme, visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/breastfeedingwelcome
You can also learn about breastfeeding support and find breastfeeding friendly venues in Derbyshire at www.breastfeedingderbys.co.uk
You can also download a copy of the breastfeeding charter at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/babyhealth
For a guide to breastfeeding support groups in the UK visit Breast Feeding Support Groups here.