The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust’s Maternity services, Cornwall Foundation Trust’s Health Visiting services and Cornwall Council’s Children’s Centres have all been awarded UNICEF’s prestigious Baby Friendly Accreditation.
The awards, which include women’s views on services, recognise the work of all three organisations in supporting families and promoting breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding rates upon discharge from hospital in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are high. However, there is a decline in breastfeeding rates in the first two weeks at home so providing continuing support to breastfeeding mothers is essential.
Visit the Real Baby Milk website for information about breastfeeding groups around the county as well as useful information about all things to do with breastfeeding.
Any specific breastfeeding enquiries can also be directed to one of the following infant feeding co-ordinators:
Stephanie Heard - Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust
Helen Shanahan - Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust