PUBLIC health bosses at Barnsley Council are playing their part in a global campaign raising awareness of the value of breastfeeding.

The authority will host a number of stories and highlighting services that support people who are breastfeeding next week as part of World Breastfeeding Week.

The week’s theme is ‘shared responsibility’ – with social media posts emphasising the importance of family, friends, workplaces, communities and health systems that empower breastfeeding mums and families.

Coun Jim Andrews, cabinet spokesperson for public health, said: “It’s fabulous to be part of the global breastfeeding campaign at a local level in Barnsley.

“We’re really proud of the support we’re able to offer breastfeeding mums and I think this campaign highlights just how many people play a part and contribute in some way to a mother and babies breastfeeding journey.

“Although this is a great opportunity to raise awareness, we must remember that support and help is available all year round and we’d encourage any mum-to-be, new mum, or breastfeeding mum to access our services.”

To contact the Infant Feeding Service, call 775700.