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Celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month with your local NHS Trust!

Celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month with your local NHS Trust!

Wirral Community NHS Trust is hosting a month of special events to celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and encourage more mums to breastfeed.

Events are taking place throughout June, including a number of 'Big Feeds', a Teddy Bears' Picnic and a Breastfeeding Roadshow, culminating in a hospital activity week. 


The 'Big Feeds' are taking place at a number of venues across Wirral to encourage local mums to come and breastfeed. There will be a range of activities for mums and babies to get involved in, as well as information and advice.

There will also be a 'Teddy Bears' Picnic' in Birkenhead Park, where all the family can bring along their teddies and picnic treats, and enjoy a fun-filled morning together.

The celebrations will then move onto a Breastfeeding Roadshow at Marine Point, New Brighton. This year's theme is 'Why breastfeeding, Why me?', which aims to remind families about the benefits of breastfeeding and why it's good for them and their baby. There will also be plenty of games, arts, craft activities and music to enjoy, with friendly support for expectant new mums.

The 'Milky Way Toddle' event will be a child-friendly 3k walk for parents, their little ones, carers and grandparents from Seacombe Ferry to Vale Park, New Brighton. It will be an ideal opportunity to meet other families in the community and mix together during a bring-your-own picnic at the finish line.

The month of celebration then culminates in a week of special activities at the Women and Children's Unit of Arrowe Park Hospital.

Clare Whitehead, Infant Feeding Lead, said: 'These events are unique opportunities to get involved and ask any questions in a friendly and welcoming setting.'

Use the list below to find out about what's going on...


The Big Feed –
fun baby and toddler activities

Eastham Woods Visitor Centre

Mon  1 June, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Seacombe Children’s Centre

Mon 8 June, 10am – 12pm

Leasowe Children’s Centre

Thurs 11 June, 1.30pm - 3pm

New Brighton Children’s Centre

Tues 16 June, 10am - 11.30am

Pensby Children’s Centre

Mon 22 June, 10.30am – 12pm

Home Start Wirral, The Hub, Birkenhead

Thurs 25 June, 10am – 12pm

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre

Fri 5 June, 12noon – 2pm


Breastfeeding Roadshow

Theme: ‘Why breastfeeding, Why me?’

Marine Point, New Brighton

Sat 6 June, 10am – 3.30pm

Milky Way Toddle

Meeting point: Seacombe Ferry

End point: Vale Park, New Brighton

Sun 14 June, 10am – 12noon

A child friendly 3k toddle. Bring your own picnic for the finish line!

Hospital Activity Week

Women and Children’s Unit, Arrowe Park Hospital,

Mon 22 June – Fri 26 June

Look out for activities!

The 'Breast Start' app is also available for download on all smart phones, providing instant resources and information.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:40

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