GOOD quality breastfeeding support is important for mums, which is why local Stornoway group Bosom Buddies has been relaunched and recently held a teddy bears’ picnic.
Organised by NHS Western Isles health visiting team as part of National Breastfeeding Celebration Week, the event welcomed more than 25 parents, including visiting grandparents from Colombia in South Amer- ica, with their babies and young children.
Held in the recently renovated retirement centre, health visitor Anna Mackay says it was fantastic to see everyone having fun.
‘A number of new mums and babies came along, many of which had never attended Bosom Buddies before, and all were welcomed into the group,’ she said.
During the teddy bears’ picnic event, mums and mums-to-be were given the opportunity to help plan the group’s future activities such as practical advice on weaning and healthy snack demonstrations, information on the Healthy Start scheme, first aid, music and movement, baby massage, keeping active, and talks from local services and groups to help families.
Staff from the library’s Bookbug team also attended to host a session featuring songs, stories and rhymes, with everyone taking part.
Bosom Buddies, meets every Wednesday from 10am-noon in the Retirement Centre on Bayhead, Stornoway.
Free swimming sessions are also held for Bosom Buddies members on the first Wednesday of the month at the Grianan Centre, Westview Terrace, Stornoway.
Enjoying the teddy bears’ picnic.