Breastfeeding Awareness Week May 19th-25th
This week is National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, and our
infant feeding coordinators will be out in the community talking to
expectant or new mothers in Mothercare.
Our midwives will be in the Ancoats branch of Mothercare on
the following dates:
- Tuesday 20th May 1-3pm
- Thursday 22nd May 12.30 - 2.30pm
- Friday 23rd May 1-3pm
They will be giving out advice on breastfeeding, and other
information for pregnant women and new mums.
Breastfeeding give your baby the best possible start in life and
benefits you too.
- Breastmilk is the best form of nutrition for babies as it has
all the nutrients a baby needs
- Breastfeeding helps to protect your baby from infection,
because antibodies are passed into the breastmilk
- Breastfeeding reduces the mother's risk of breast cancer and
Saint Mary's Hospital operate a breastfeeding helpline that is
available Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm for expectant mothers or new
mothers if they are any feeding queries on 0161 276 8910.
There is an answer machine available to leave a message.
Saint Mary's Hospital
has full UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative status
for breastfeeding and all healthcare staff are trained
in helping and supporting pregnant women and new mothers and babies
The midwives run breastfeeding
support groups, Breast Start at Moss Side Children's Centre
from 9.30 am to 11.30 am every Thursday along with another
breastfeeding support group at Levenshulme Children's Centre every
Wednesday from 1pm to 3 pm. Pregnant women, breastfeeding
mothers and babies are all welcome to come. For further information
contact the Health Education Team on 0161 276 6914 or ask your