More than 70 attend breastfeeding celebration

Scores of mums join CPFT's health visitor at event in Peterborough

More than 70 attend breastfeeding celebration
26 June 2015

More than 70 people joined CPFT's health visitors in Peterborough at an event to mark National Breastfeeding Celebration Week.

It took place at the cafe at Ferry Meadows withthe aim of encouraging more mothers to breastfeed.

Angela Chalmers, infant feeding lead at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, said she also hoped the event would help end the stigma that some women encounter over breastfeeding in public.

She added she was delighted that so many people were able to attend.

National Breastfeeding Week - supported by child rights organisation UNISEF - is now in its 17th year. The week-long campaign aims to "raise awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding, increase social acceptance of breastfeeding and promote support for breastfeeding".


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For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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