August 9, 2008
Mums Enjoy Picnic to Help Promote Breastfeeding
MOTHERS and babies held a special picnic to raise awareness about breast feeding.
The event was held in the grounds of Liverpool Women's hospital to mark National Breastfeeding Week.
Breast-fed babies are less likely to become overweight children and have fewer infections, while their mothers have lower rates of breast and ovarian cancer and a lower incidence of osteoporosis.
Sue Saunders, of the hospital's infant feeding team, said: "We want the best for the women of Liverpool and their babies.
"We offer skilled help and support to mums along with community midwives, health visitors and children's centres."
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