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Brighton & Hove is best for breastfeeding for the second year
17 August 2016

Brighton & Hove is best for breastfeeding for the second year

Brighton & Hove has been named the top place in England for mums exclusively breastfeeding their very young babies for the second year running.

And it’s the fourth time this year that NHS figures have shown the city to have the top rate of exclusive breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks in the country and stands at 57%.

We provide the city's breastfeeding support service and work with Brighton & Hove City Council to support new mums.

Clare Jones, our Breastfeeding Coordinator said, “Breast milk is the normal nutrition for babies and is a great foundation for the mum and baby relationship – every day of breastfeeding makes a difference. We are delighted to see that city rates are best for breastfeeding in England for the second consecutive year.

“These statistics are a reflection of the dedication and collaborative working of all involved in supporting mums to breastfeed their babies across the city.

“Our health visitors, children’s centre staff, nursery nurses, early years educators and peer supporters offer a wide range of support to mums who want to start and continue breastfeeding their babies.”

The chair of the Brighton & Hove Health and Wellbeing Board, which brings together experts from Brighton & Hove City Council and the local NHS, Councillor Daniel Yates, said: “Our message is quite simple: breastfeeding is the healthiest option for both babies and mothers. We do all we can to offer mothers the support they need to breastfeed their babies wherever possible.”

See our breastfeeding support service Facebook page.