Keighley mums say 'breast is best' for children on day to promote breastfeeding (From Keighley News)
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Keighley mums say 'breast is best' for children on day to promote breastfeeding
8:10am Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
More than a dozen women and children gathered in Keighley to take part in a worldwide event to promote breastfeeding.
They came together in the grounds of Cliffe Castle and participated in a synchronised breastfeeding, joining other women from all over the world.
The town meeting of the annual ‘Big Latch On’ was staged on Friday morning and hosted by members of the Keighley Breastfeeding Buddies group, which is based at Keighley Healthy Living in Scott Street.
Breastfeeding Buddies co-ordinator Julie Thomas said: “It was a fantastic morning with a wonderfully enthusiastic turn-out.
“We all know breastfeeding is great for women and babies, and all the women and children who came along demonstrated perfectly how breastfeeding fits in with normal daily life.”
She said those babies and children who are not breastfed face higher risks of suffering adult obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other disorders.
Keighley Healthy Living runs a weekly breastfeeding drop-in group, where Julie and her colleagues are on hand to offer support and information. Visit khl.org.uk for details.
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