Wakefield businesses sign up to support breastfeeding campaign

Breast feeding feature. Emma Shipman-Wilson with her son, Barney, inside Monty's cafe, Wakefield city centre.
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Breast feeding feature. Emma Shipman-Wilson with her son, Barney, inside Monty's cafe, Wakefield city centre. w315a305

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NEW mums needn’t feel shy about breastfeeding their babies in public thanks to a new campaign.

The Breastfeeding Welcome Campaign is run by breastfeeding support volunteer, Emma Ashworth, of Walton, and aims to let mums know which businesses are ‘breastfeeding friendly.’

It is not against the law to breastfeed in public, but the mum-of-three, who is co branch co-ordinator for National Childbirth Trust, said some women are reluctant to do it, and frightened they might offend. She said: “My eldest is eight and when he was small I didn’t realise it was ok to breast feed in public. You only ever hear bad stories about breastfeeding like when people are thrown off buses for doing it, so it’s hardly surprising people get nervous.”

 

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