World Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding Support Groups in Moyle area of the Northern Trust will this week be marking World Breastfeeding Week 1 -7 August 2017.

The theme this year is about working together for the common good so groups will be taking the opportunity to celebrate the healthcare professionals and communities who support breastfeeding mothers.

Sinead Lynch, Breastfeeding Co-ordinator in the Northern Trust, commented: “The benefits of breastfeeding in terms of nutrition and health and wellbeing are well known.  This week we will be celebrating the support that breastfeeding mothers have received and the impact this has had on them continuing to breastfeed.  I would like to invite anyone interested to attend the events we’re holding that week, particularly if you’re breastfeeding and would like some support.”

Tuesday 1 August
10 - 11.30am  Breastfeeding Group, The Beeches, Ballyclare
10 – 12 Noon Yummy Mummy Group, Surestart, Ballycastle
10 – 11.30am Barnardo’s House, Magherafelt

Wednesday 2 August
10 – 11.30am Zoo Park Café, Carrickfergus
10.30 – 12 Noon Breastfeeding Group, Glengormley

Thursday 3 August
11.30 – 1pm  Dalriada Surestart, Newal Road, Ballymoney (launch of group in new premises)

Friday 4 August
10 – 12 Noon Surestart, St. Joseph’s, Ballymena
10 – 12 Noon Surestart, 34c Society Street, Coleraine

The Coleraine event will also include participation in the ‘Global Big Latch On’ where women around the world will gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other.

Page last updated:31 July 2017