Brechin cafe back breast feeding awareness week

Brechin Cathedral Hall

Brechin Cathedral Hall

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A Brechin based community health project is adding its support to Breastfeeding Awareness Week tomorrow (Thursday).

The Brechin Healthy Start Café, held at Brechin’s Cathedral Hall, is showing their support by highlighting the benefits of breastfeeding.

The café, part of Angus Community Health Partnership’s Healthy Happy Communities Project, is held in Cathedral Hall every Thursday between 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

The café operates during school term only, and tomorrow it will finish for the school holidays.

The group will be hosting an information stand full of practical advice and tips on breastfeeding, in aid of the awareness week.

Early years support worker Nicola Wilson accompanied by a group of new mums-to-be will be joining the group for the first time to meet the mums to find out what happens at the Healthy Start Café.

Also visiting the cafe will be representatives from the Citizen Advice Bureau who will be on hand to give advice and explain the new changes to welfare benefits.

The aim of the group is to provide a comfortable, relaxed and informal environment for pregnant women and parents with babies. From the minute they discover they are pregnant, women are welcome to come along to the café which provides a comfortable space where they can chat together and share their experiences.

Healthy snacks and light refreshments will be available at the café for mums and babies.

Rachel MacFarlane, Healthy Happy Communities project worker said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming the mums-to-be to the café and hope that they enjoy their first visit.

“I look forward to welcoming them back to the café after the school holidays. I would like to thank all the mums that have been supporting the café over these past months and wish everyone a lovely sunny summer break.”

If you would like more information or would like to volunteer at the café please call Rachel MacFarlane on 01307 474147 or email rachelmacfarlane@nhs.net