The new booklet, available to view or download from the Health Board’s website provides easy and accessible information to help mothers make an informed decision about how to feed their baby and the support available if they decide to breastfeed. Inside, readers will find general breastfeeding tips and links to local support, written using the Easy Read standard including the use of Photosymbols.
Teresa Owen, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Executive Director of Public Health said: “I’m extremely proud of the collaborative work that’s been completed to help mothers across north Wales access Easy Read information about breastfeeding. This brand new resource showcases just how valuable working closely with stakeholders such as Conwy Connect and Easy Read Wales is and the benefits it will bring breastfeeding mothers.”
Liz Fletcher, Assistant Area Director West - Children's Services and Chair of the Strategic Infant Feeding Group, added: ”We recognise that choosing to breastfeed is one of the most valuable gifts a mother can give her baby but also know that some mothers do find it challenging at first and that having information and advice at their fingertips is really important.”
“We are very pleased to have seen the launch of this excellent new booklet, packed with Easy Read advice and Photosymbol information that mothers may need when they are deciding how to feed their baby, who can support them and where to find other mums in their area who are also breastfeeding.”
Source: Betsi Cadwaladr Public Health team