August 19, 2008
New Role Backs Breast Feeding
Health bosses have appointed a new adviser to encourage mothers to breast feed their babies.
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a infant feeding adviser, Katy Thompson, who has worked as a midwife at Stafford Hospital for the past five years.She said: "My role is to provide care, support and up-to-date advice to women, their families and colleagues about infant feeding.
"There is clear evidence that breastfeeding has health benefits for both mum and baby.
"We need to re-establish breastfeeding as normal practice but this is difficult, when in some public places women will even be asked not to breastfeed."
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