Breastfed babies are welcome at the ‘Auld Lammas Fair’

Surestart Health Visitor Una McCaughan is inviting mums planning to visit Ballycastle for the Lammas Fair this year to breastfeed their babies at the Surestart offices in Anne Street in the centre of town.

Una is delighted to offer the Surestart facilities on Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday to support breastfeeding mums. Some mums are nervous about feeding in company and some babies are nosey and need peace and quiet to enjoy their lunch so we hope that local parents and visitors will avail of this service over the two days.

There will be advice and support available for mums from health professionals and a peer supporter on:

Breastfeeding in company
Local babyfriendly businesses
Tips and hints for breastfeeding while out and about
Or just drop in to feed in peace.
Sinéad Lynch, Breastfeeding Co-ordinator, Northern Health and Social Care Trust ‘ I am delighted to support this initiative at Dalriada Rural Surestart and want to thank the dedicated Surestart staff for providing this service for parents and babies. It is important that we make it as easy as possible for mums and babies to get out and about as much as possible and ensure that they gain confidence feeding in company. We will also have information available for fathers and grandparents on how they can support breastfeeding’.

Dalriada Rural Surestart is a local partnership of community, voluntary and statutory organisations working within the Ballycastle, Bushmills and Armoy areas. Our aim is to work with parents / families with children aged 0 – 4 years, and the community to help all children within these areas to reach their social, emotional, physical and intellectual potential. To achieve this aim, we provide a range of accessible, flexible and responsive services to all parents and / or expectant parents and families with children aged 0 – 4 years old.

21st August 2013

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