Breastfeeding Friendly

Breastfeeding

Bassetlaw District Council is working towards becoming a breastfeeding friendly organisation and we welcome breastfeeding mothers. 

If you need to breastfeed, just speak to the reception staff, and they will show you to a quiet, clean and comfortable location within the public areas where you can feed your baby.

In addition to what we already do, we will very soon have baby changing facilities in the Queen's Buildings location.

Our Environmental Health staff are working with Nottinghamshire County Council to identify and support local breastfeeding friendly places within the Bassetlaw District.

  • Are you a breastfeeding mum in Bassetlaw?
  • Have you had a positive experience in a Bassetlaw Business?
  • Do you think they would be a suitable candidate for our Breastfeeding Friendly scheme?

If so, let us know by contacting Jacqui Pearson with the name of the business, road name and area and we will get in touch and invite the business on board.

Do you want your business to be Breastfeeding Friendly?

Breastfeeding Friendly was launched to encourage businesses and venues within Nottinghamshire to sign up to being "Breastfeeding Friendly" to encourage businesses to provide a more welcoming and positive environment for breastfeeding mothers.  

Many mothers feel that breastfeeding in public is viewed as "socially unacceptable".  We are often told by Mums that a fear of breastfeeding in public is a barrier to them starting or continuing to breastfeed.  We want this to change.  Breastfeeding is the most natural, environmentally friendly way to feed a baby and we want the "socially unacceptable" tag.  By being part of Breastfeeding Friendly Nottinghamshire and spreading the word, you can help us with this.

There are two roads that you could take to help us with this:-

  1. Where possible, becoming a welcoming premise for mothers wanting a positive and comfortable environment to feed their child
  2. Supporting your staff who are returning from maternity leave

Venues taking part in the scheme will be given stickers to display in their doors/windows to let people know that they are welcome to breastfeed in the establishment as well as the premise being issued with a certificate.

If you are a local business and would like to find out more about becoming involved, have a look at the BFF Resource Pack.  If you would like to apply, you can complete the BFF self assessment form electronically and e-mail to Jacqui Pearson

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