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.

Members of the hospital's infant feeding team said only 50% of women in the city choose to breastfeed, even though it is better for baby and mother.

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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