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Derbyshire County Council is supporting mums during national Breastfeeding Celebration Week that runs from June 20th to June 26th.



Derbyshire events mark Breastfeeding Celebration Week

by Amber Valley Info on Wednesday 12 June 2019

Derbyshire County Council is supporting mums during national Breastfeeding Celebration Week that runs from June 20th to June 26th.

Events are taking place across Derbyshire including:

Tuesday 18th June: Breastmates Big Feed and Picnic at Hall Leys Park (near the bandstand) Matlock between 12pm and 2pm.

Thursday 20th June: Cradles Breastfeeding Group have a picnic at Victoria Park in Ilkeston between 12.30pm and 2.30pm

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Communities Councillor Carol Hart said: “Breastfeeding offers a lot of benefits for mums and babies and we are keen to help support families if they decide to breastfeed.

“However we know that some mums stop breastfeeding before they want to and this can be for a variety of reasons, many of which are preventable.”

Derbyshire County Council has a range of support materials available including the Derbyshire Breastfeeding Charter.

The charter gives information about the range of services on offer to support mums if they chose to breastfeed their baby.

The Derbyshire Breastfeeding Charter aims to:

Raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding

Normalise breastfeeding in public so mothers are confident when feeding out and about

Make families aware of the breastfeeding support and advice that is available to them in Derbyshire

Encourage venues across Derbyshire to sign up to the Breastfeeding Welcome Here Award

Derbyshire County Council also runs the Breastfeeding Welcome Here Awards.

The award encourages local businesses and organisations in the county to make women feel welcome while they are breastfeeding, by offering welcoming, safe spaces for mums and babies.

For more information, or to sign up to the Breast Feeding Welcome Here scheme, visit

You can also learn about breastfeeding support and find breastfeeding friendly venues in Derbyshire at

You can also download a copy of the breastfeeding charter at

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