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Every new mother in Colchester will get specialist breastfeeding support
EVERY new mum in Colchester will be offered specialised support to help them breastfeed their child.
Members of a breastfeeding support team will contact new mothers within 48 hours of giving birth.
New mums will have the option of joining support groups across the town where they can talk to trained staff and other mums about issues from weaning to baby massages.
There are seven such groups in the town, and the support team will also visit mums in maternity wards and antenatal classes.
Lynn Parkin, peer breastfeeding support co-ordinator at NHS North East Essex, said: “We have lost the breastfeeding culture in this country.
“Mums will learn from each other, it’s nice for them to get with other women who are like minded.”
For more on this story, see Monday’s Gazette.