Worcestershire Children's Centres believe that
breastfeeding is the healthiest way for a woman to feed her baby
and recognises the important health benefits now known for both the
mother and her child.
Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby.
It reduces the risk of:
- Diarrhoea, vomiting and gastroenteritis.
- Chest infections.
- Being obese and developing type 2 diabetes and other illnesses
later in life.
- Ear infections.
- Sudden infant death syndrome/cot death.
- Developing eczema.
Breastfeeding is good news for mums as it:
- Lowers the risk of breast cancer.
- Lowers the risk of ovarian cancer.
- Lowers the risk of postnatal depression.
If you would like to find out more information about
breastfeeding visit the
public health (External Website).
Worcestershire children's centres and Worcestershire
PCT are working towards Unicef Baby Friendly
Accreditation (PDF). All children's centre staff are
trained as part of the breastfeeding policy to ensure
all mothers receive information about infant feeding to enable them
to make an informed choice about feeding their babies and are
supported in their chosen feeding method. A parent's
guide to our breastfeeding policy (PDF) is available from your
Community Midwife, all PCT premises and all children's
support is available for you and your partner from pregnancy to
birth and beyond (PDF).
View the From Bump to Baby
film for advice about feeding your baby and the ways in
which your local children's centre can help.
Worcestershire Welcomes Breastfeeding
Public places displaying this symbol indicates that:
- Breastfeeding mothers are welcome
- Staff are positive and supportive of breastfeeding
- A discreet facility will be made available if requested, and if
- An acceptable standard of cleanliness, warmth and comfortable
seating is provided.
For more information visit
Premises awarded the Worcestershire Welcomes Breastfeeding
Would you like to be involved in decision making around
maternity services in your county? If so, join the Worcestershire maternity service forum
This page was last reviewed 15 April 2013 at 13:33.
The page is next due for review 12 October 2014.