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Tuesday 21 April 2015 1:39PM

Portsmouth public spaces back breastfeeding welcome scheme

PORTSMOUTH public spaces have backed the city's fast expanding Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme.
More than 40 cafes, restaurants, children's centres, museums, libraries and GP surgeries across the city are now signed up to the scheme to welcome Portsmouth mums who want to breastfeed in public.
Portsmouth breastfeeding awareness worker Charlotte Raw said she was delighted with the success of the scheme in the city and was looking to sign up even more venues.
"This is making a real difference to breastfeeding mums in Portsmouth and to local businesses," Charlotte said.
"We want to continue to expand it throughout the city and to include more venues.
"Our survey of places that are already taking part in the scheme shows that 100% of them say that participating has had a positive impact on their venue and that 100% would recommend to other venues that they sign up to the scheme.
"You shouldn't ever be made to feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public. In fact, the Equality Act 2010 has made it illegal for anyone to ask a breastfeeding woman to leave a public place such as a cafe, shop or public transport."
Any public venue in Portsmouth can apply to become a Breastfeeding Welcome Venue. If you are interested in the scheme email:
Charlotte added: "We also offer free First Milk Matters training which aims to increase understanding of how and why early feeding is important to mothers, babies and the wider community as a whole. The course is ideal for anyone working with, alongside or providing services to mothers, fathers or children."
To find out more about the course contact Charlotte on the email address above.

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