THE world record for the number of women and babies breastfeeding across the world simultaneously was broken - with the help of mothers from across Barnsley.

About 29 women took their babies to Locke Park on August 2 to take part in The Big Latch On.

The provisional new record is 14,536 mums and babies breastfeeding - but could still be higher.

But Carolyn Ellis of Voluntary Action Barnsley said: "The record is most definitely smashed."