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Mums across Merseyside discover some unexpected benefits of lockdown

Mums on Merseyside find lockdown has meant more time to breastfeed.

It has meant that many women have found protected time to breastfeed due to fewer visitors, and more time at home..

It comes as Merseyside marks National Breastfeeding Week from Monday 1June with a series of events organised by breastfeeding support workers across the area.

It will kick off with an online ‘latch-on’ at 11am on Monday 1st June over Zoom organised by Liverpool Bambis, the peer support group for mums.

To sign up, visit the Liverpool Bambis Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bambis1/.

Although the local breastfeeding rate has been increasing steadily in recent years, Liverpool still lags behind the national average.

A total of 59 per cent of new mums start breastfeeding in Liverpool, compared to 67 per cent across the country.

This falls to 37 per cent by six weeks, compared to a national rate of 46 per cent.

More information about the support Liverpool Bambis offer is available online:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BambisLiverpool

Instagram: @bambisliverpool

Website: www.liverpoolbambis.co.uk

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