Be Breastfeeding Friendly 

Breastmilk provides all the nutrition a baby needs for around their first six months of life, and it is also important beyond six months.  It helps to protect babies from infections and other diseases and also protects mothers against some forms of cancer.  It is free, convenient and does not require the same preparation time as formula. 

But many women feel uncomfortable breastfeeding in public places, and this can mean they choose not to breastfeed or that they stop breastfeeding before they want to.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is running the Breastfeeding Friendly scheme to get more businesses to provide a safe and welcoming place for mothers who want to breastfeed their baby when they are out and about in Greenwich.  

 

Getting involved means you’ll be providing a comfortable place for women to feed their babies. You will also be helping to educate the wider community about the benefits of breastfeeding and how it is every woman’s right to be able to breastfeed in public. This will give another boost to your reputation by raising your profile amongst the growing population of breastfeeding mothers in the borough, encouraging visits to your business at what would have been previously quiet times.  Your business will also be promoted on their website.

For more information, visit Live Well Greenwich