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Breast-feeding Record Smashed Thanks To Barnsley Help

Wednesday August 8 2012

The local mums who took part in the Big Latch The local mums who took part in the Big Latch

SCORES of Barnsley mums helped smash a world record for the most women breastfeeding at the same time.

Over 3,000 women nationally took part in the Big Latch On event - and 21 mums from Barnsley helped out at the event at the Core.

The event was organised by Barnsley Breastfeeding Link Workers who are funded by NHS Barnsley to support breastfeeding mums across Barnsley.

A spokesman said: “This event is held to develop the support of local communities for families. I know many friendships were formed this morning and all those who were involved had lots of fun. It is really important that we continue to make breastfeeding in public a normal and supported part of having a child.”

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Reply Posted by Jenni on Wednesday August 8 2012 at 11:07
Congratulations....it is nice to see that more people are breastfeeding and that it is being received positively :)

Reply Posted by Davey on Wednesday August 8 2012 at 11:51
I think what these women have done is brilliant.Breastfeeding a child is a totally natural thing and should be encouraged, not stifled. Society needs to get past this lame idea that "wapping em out" just to feed a child is wrong and look at how it is so amazing.. Women should be allowed to feed their children anywhere they want to without some stupid narrow minded ideology pressuring them into feeling like they cant. Bring on the boobs I say!!!

Reply Posted by Harriot on Wednesday August 8 2012 at 22:20
If breastfeeding is that natural then why have WAB not shown a picture of all the mums breastfeeding

Reply Posted by NickyWAB on Friday August 10 2012 at 13:57
Had a photograph of such been submitted we would have used it, as it was, this was the one we got sent.

Reply Posted by michelle on Friday August 31 2012 at 09:26
just because some mums dont want to have a picture of them breastfeeding in a newspaper doesnt make it unnatural

Reply Posted by Breastfeeding Link Worker on Monday August 13 2012 at 13:27
There are photographs on facebook on the Barnsley Breastfeeding Link Worker page.