Celebrating world breastfeeding week

A special Tree of Life is on display at the World Museum to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, which runs from 1-7 August.

The piece of art, which is on display on the first floor, is made up of breastfeeding pictures sent in by women across Liverpool.

The area will also be decorated by a number of woolen boobs, each containing a breastfeeding fact.

Between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday 2 August the Liverpool Bambis, a peer support group which has helped 15,000 mums in the city since 2012, will be at the museum to mark the week and will be on hand to answer any queries or offer advice.

On Friday 4 August, Bambis will also be joining forces with the other breastfeeding services for the Global Big Latch event which is taking place at Knowsley Safari Park. The event will start at 9am with the big latch on taking place at 10:30am. Various other activities will take place until 2pm.

Assistant Cabinet member for education, Councillor Rachael O’Byrne: “If new mums in Liverpool make the choice to breast feed then the support of Community Bambis is absolutely invaluable.

“Breast feeding for even a short period of time gives children the very best start in life and events across world breastfeeding week will be a great way for women to come together to celebrate and really put Liverpool on the map as a breast feeding friendly city.”


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