Breastfeeding Week

29th June 2022

Breastfeeding Week in the UK is held from the 27th June to the 3rd July. It is held to raise awareness for breastfeeding and stop stigma relating to breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding in public is daunting for lots of mothers. The first few days after your baby is born, you may feel more comfortable breastfeeding in a private space, until you get more used to it, however, you eventually may feel as though you are able to breastfeed in public.

It is good to know your rights when beginning to breastfeed in public. You can never be asked to leave a public space because you are breastfeeding, not even shops or caf├ęs.

As well as knowing your rights, it is good to be prepared. Ask friends and family members who breastfeed for advice, you can also ask a midwife or health visitor.

There are special bras and clothing that you can buy that can assist you with breastfeeding, but you can also wear normal clothing, and bras without underwires.

Click this link to the NHS website for some more information and advice about breastfeeding – Breastfeeding in public – NHS (www.nhs.uk)