Mums are welcome Town’s breastfeeding push
Over 50 premises in Hamilton, Bothwell and Uddingston have now signed up to NHS Lanarkshire’s breastfeeding scheme.
A total of 57 businesses now have ‘Breastfeeding Welcome’ signs up.
Louise James from the Lanarkshire Breastfeeding Initiative (LBI), who implements the campaign on behalf of NHS Lanarkshire, said: “Some women lack confidence to breastfeed in public and we want mums to know they can go into places, be able to breastfeed their baby and feel comfortable, that is why this campaign is so important.
“The local businesses who have joined the campaign to support breastfeeding families offer a warm welcome to breastfeeding mums on their premises.
“I am delighted that so many businesses have got involved and are showing their support to the campaign.”
NHS Lanarkshire have also uploaded a series of videos to their Facebook page that deal with breastfeeding.
Susan Short, public health nutritionist, added: “We hope that by using these videos and knowing where in Lanarkshire you can be confident in breastfeeding that we are helping to make breastfeeding as easy as possible for new mums.
“We would also encourage women to come along to our breastfeeding groups which are a fabulous way to meet other mums and get help and support when you need it.”
There is also now a huge range of places who have signed up to the “breastfeeding welcome” scheme across Lanarkshire – ensuring breastfeeding mums have the support they need when out and about.
A recent event held at Hamilton Breastfeeding group presented certificates to a range of businesses in Bothwell, Hamilton and Uddingston who have signed up to the scheme.
These local businesses were praised in recognition of their efforts to make mums feel especially welcome to breastfeed their babies on their premises and for their support of Lanarkshire Breastfeeding Initiative’s Breastfeeding Friendly Campaign.