Breast is best for new Doncaster mums

Anne Hansford, and Mick Ross, with their children, Charlie and Archie with Dr Niki Seddon and breastfeeding support workers Anita Butler and Lizzie Ette.

Anne Hansford, and Mick Ross, with their children, Charlie and Archie with Dr Niki Seddon and breastfeeding support workers Anita Butler and Lizzie Ette.

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New mums in north Doncaster are turning their backs on bottled milk to give their babies the best start in life.

Breastfeeding is on the up in Askern, Bentley, Carcroft, Highfields, Scawsby and Woodlands following a pilot scheme to encourage mums to think ‘breast is best’.

In April 2013, nine of the 71 new babies in the area were still being breastfed eight weeks after being born. By the end of March 2014 the figure had more than doubled to 20 of the then 77 new-borns in the area.

 

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