and Highbridge libraries welcome breastfeeding mums
and Highbridge libraries have begun supporting mothers of young
children by allowing breastfeeding in any public area.
Somersets 34 libraries are supporting breastfeeding by displaying
'Positive about Breastfeeding' window stickers.
libraries are promoting the rights of mothers to choose how and
where to feed their baby.
Councillor Anna Groskop, Cabinet Member with responsibility for
Health and Wellbeing at Somerset County Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The scheme will offer a suitable welcome to all mums with
is important that we do everything possible to assist women to
breastfeed in public areas. I would encourage other organisations
and public places to join up to the scheme and provide a warm
welcome to mums."
"There are so many health benefits associated with breastfeeding,
research shows that it reduces hospital admissions, infections
and reduces the risk of childhood obesity."
Sue Crowley, Strategic Manager Library Services, added: "I
am very pleased that we have signed up to the Positive about
are a number of Rhyme Times and Baby Boogie
sessions that are held regularly in many of Somersets 34
libraries. There is no cost or age limit to joining the library
and we welcome children from the earliest months of life."
aim to help parents and carers to support their children to grow
and develop a lifelong library habit and are committed to promoting
libraries as a safe public space for mothers to feed their babies."