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Groups promote 'breast is best' message

Date: 07/05/2008           Category: Childrens Care

During breastfeeding awareness week (12-16 May) mums will be able to access helpful information while out shopping in Medway. The Strood Breastfeeding Support group – Milk and Biscuits – will be at Morrison's, Strood on Monday, 12 May. The health visiting team from The Keystone Centre, Strood, will be on-hand between 10am and 2pm to give support and advice, as will mums from the support group. Free giveaways on the day include leaflets, pens and fridge magnets. Milk and Biscuits is a breastfeeding support group run by Health Visitor Judy Lendrum and Community Nursery Nurse Michelle Beattie. It meets every Monday from 10am to 12noon at the Keystone Centre, Gun Lane, Strood. All mums are welcome to attend the group. For more information contact Judy or Michelle on 01634 717755. All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre will be in the Pentagon Shopping Centre , Chatham this Friday from 10am and 4pm, to promote the benefits of breastfeeding. There will be advice offered to mums from breastfeeding supporters and midwives. Visitors will also be able to pick up information about the other services and activities available at the children’s centre in Magpie Hall Road, Chatham. Every Friday between 1pm and 3pm the centre’s midwives run a breastfeeding support group called Breast Friends and on Friday, 16 May they will be holding this group at Latino’s Coffee Shop in the Pentagon Centre where mums will be able to chat with other breastfeeding mums and share experiences and a coffee with them. Jo Bunn from All Saints Children’s Centre said: “We hope this event will help promote the benefits of breastfeeding and offer an opportunity to answer questions and give support to the mums. It is also a way for us to promote the fantastic services the centre provides to local families and to encourage new visitors to the centre.” For more information about this event, please contact Sara Cooper on 01634 338833. For more information about All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre please contact Jo Bunn on 01634 338833.