Wigan Launch Breast Feeding Support Group

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A new breast-feeding support group has been launched in Wigan.

The group is based at the Children’s Centre on Cross Street, Standish and is made up of health professionals and trained breast feeding volunteers who offer support and advice to both mothers and pregnant women.

Alison Healy the breast feeding co-ordinator said “breast feeding is the natural choice for a mother and her baby”

“It helps protect mums from breast caner, ovarian cancer and osteoporosis in later life and the benefits for baby are numerous.”

“It helps protect them against asthma, obesity, childhood diabetes and chest infections.”

Wigan Council has awarded the group with the Best Feeding Friendly Award.

Meetings will take place every Tuesday between noon and 1.15pm and all mums are welcome.  There are currently nine breast-feeding support groups running throughout the borough, a new group in Orrell is to be launched in March 2010.

For further information call 01942 481006

News article by The Wigan Reporter bought to you via Prem2Pram the online premature baby store.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. I.N.
    Mar 25, 2010 @ 03:48:15

    Breastfeeding strengthens the baby’s immune system and sustains the emotional connection between the mother and the baby. Still, when a child is born prematurely, the mother is not always allowed to breastfeed the preemie.

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