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Congleton Town Council is supporting the Cheshire East Really Useful Breastfeeding Service (CHERUBS) provided by the Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Trust in its drive to increase the number of premises where breast-feeding is normalised and mothers feel supported if they need to breast-feed whilst on the premises.

Breastfeeding offers many health benefits for babies and mothers, however, for new mothers feeding in public places can be a big step. The Equality Act 2010 allows for all mothers to breastfeed where they choose and states that “a business cannot discriminate against mothers who are breastfeeding a child of any age.”

CHERUBS would love to see businesses, public spaces, clubs and organisations show that they support feeding mums by displaying a breastfeeding welcome sticker in their window. Businesses do not need to provide anything new, just have a supportive attitude towards the feeding mother. Congleton Town Hall is one of 7,400 businesses signed up and proudly displaying the window sticker. Locally we are aware of the following recognised venues (if you know of more please let us know):

Congleton Museum, Higher Ground Café Bar, Friendly Faces Nursery, Bromley Farm Hub and Kanga Health.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Breastfeeding Welcome scheme, download the short questionnaire to complete and return electronically via email to: wcnt.cherubsbreastfeeding@nhs.net