We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
Breastfeeding Friendly Places is an important element of the UNICEF ‘Baby Friendly Initiative’
New mothers in Lancashire tell us that they feel more relaxed visiting public premises that display the “Welcome to Breastfeed here” logo, as it gives out an encouraging and supportive message. It reassures mothers that they need not feel anxious or embarrassed about breastfeeding their baby, helping to reduce a potential barrier to breastfeeding by protecting and advocating a mother’s legal right to breastfeed in public places (as detailed in the Equality Act 2010)
Other sites across Lancashire
For more guidance for parents click here.
If you find any of these premises not breastfeeding friendly please feel welcomed to contact your Health Visiting team who will then action this this in liaison with our Baby Friendly Team.