Liverpool mum Sarah King said: “I’ve had time to relax with my baby after working in a very stressful industry it’s been amazing to spend time bonding and learning how to be a mum. I’m a single mum and thought this was going to be the worst time ever.
“Breastfeeding terrified me and I set out to only do six weeks initially but this time has made me love it and feel super confident about doing it.”
Mum Sarah Macindoe, from Wirral, said: “This lockdown has meant we got time together to be a family. We normally only really have the weekends together as my husband works long days.
“We’ve enjoyed mornings in bed together playing and laughing. My husband and daughter have had so much bonding time together it’s been so lovely to see them as a two and also enjoy it as a three, or five if you count our two dogs!”
Liverpool’s Director of Public Health, Matt Ashton, said: “Breastfeeding for even a short period gives children the best start in life and National Breastfeeding Week is a chance for us to celebrate how far we’ve come with all our parents, health visitors and Bambis peer supporters.
“This year we all find ourselves in extraordinary circumstances, but to hear that many women are finding more time to breastfeed brings a glimmer of hope to what has been a difficult few months.”