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Coventry’s Family Health and Lifestyle Service celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2022

In celebration of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, Coventry’s Family Health and Lifestyle Service, which includes Infant Feeding, Health Visiting, Family Nurse Partnership, Stop Smoking In Pregnancy, School Nursing Services and Family Weight Management Services, took part in the ‘Big Latch Event’ at the War Memorial Park in Coventry on the 4th of August.

The Team from South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust worked together with the Infant Feeding Team at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust to host an event to mark this world-wide week of celebrations for breastfeeding. It was an opportunity for mums and babies to come together and celebrate their feeding journeys and motherhood. On the day women shared their experiences and wrote personal messages on a tree of life.

The purpose of World Breastfeeding Week is to promote and support breastfeeding, it is an international celebration that is held every year from 1 to 7 August.

This year’s theme, ‘Step up for Breastfeeding’, aims to raise awareness about sustainable breastfeeding environments.

Carmen Baskerville, Infant Feeding Clinical Lead at South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust said: “We should not underestimate the benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies. Everyone has a part to play in helping mums to breastfeed. As a service we try to promote how beneficial it can be if everyone supports breastfeeding, from the partner and family members to the wider community including health services and workplaces. We all need to be supportive and make the necessary changes to allow women to feel comfortable to feed their babies in any setting, at any time.”

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