Breast is best say modern mums

THE cafe shop in Barretts in St Neots played host to the town s first event as part of National Breast Feeding Awareness Week. It was organised by the National Childbirth Trust and supported by the NHS. Petra Luff, NCT breast feeding councillor said:

THE cafe shop in Barretts in St Neots played host to the town's first event as part of National Breast Feeding Awareness Week.

It was organised by the National Childbirth Trust and supported by the NHS.

Petra Luff, NCT breast feeding councillor said: "About 12 mothers met and discussed issues relating to breast feeding.

"The NCT has been running events like this for years all over the UK but this is the first time one has taken place in St Neots.


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"It was very successful and hopefully one will take place next year in the town so that mums who missed this one can get involved in the campaign."

Statisitcs released by the NCT show British breast feeding rates to be among the lowest in Europe.

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Only seven out of 10 babies receive any breastmilk and this falls to 55 per cent at one week.

INFORMATION: To find out more about the campaign visit www.nct.org.uk/breastfeeding or contact Petra on 01480 861597 or contact the NCT advice line on 0870 4448707/8.

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