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Breastfeeding support groups’ Easter fair

Tuesday, 12 March, 2013
Breastfeeding support groups’ Easter fair

Groups which support mothers to breastfeed are holding an event in Bedlington on Saturday (March 16).

Breast is Best support groups are hosting an Easter fair from 10am to noon at East Bedlington Community Centre.

This free family event and coffee morning has a range of stalls including cakes, art and crafts, and books. There will also be a tombola, Easter raffle and light refreshments.

All proceeds raised will go towards supporting breastfeeding in Northumberland.

Julia Masters, breastfeeding peer support coordinator at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who is working with local mums to organise the event, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this event. It’s a fun family morning and the money raised enables us to help more local mums to get the support they need to breastfeed successfully.

“From seasoned veterans to new beginners, our support groups are a great way for mums to network, share ideas and help encourage the most natural and healthy way to feed.”

There are 18 mother-to-mother support groups that Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust supports in Northumberland and North Tyneside. These are facilitated by NHS breastfeeding coordinators and typically meet weekly in community venues or children centres. For more information in Northumberland contact Julia Masters on 07824 597481 or in North Tyneside contact Sandra Barrett 07789 504617.