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Breastfeeding support at Bradford Library

Apr 08, 2016
BRADFORD - Breastfeeding families are getting their own place to share their experiences in Bradford West Gwillimbury.

BRADFORD - Breastfeeding families are getting their own place to share their experiences in Bradford West Gwillimbury.

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library has agreed to open space to house a new Breastfeeding Place, operated by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit with support from the Ontario Early Years Centre.

The Breastfeeding Place will be opening its doors on Thursday, April 14 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will continue at the same day and time on a weekly basis.

This will be the fourth drop-in of its kind operated within the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s territory. It was started after a study of the community’s needs in South Simcoe.

“Bradford West Gwillimbury is an area of rapid growth,” said public health nurse Sonya Hamilton. “And there are many young families starting up here who don’t have readily available services to support them as they start and continue breastfeeding.”

As with the other centres in Simcoe, the Bradford Breastfeeding Place will operate as a casual drop-in for mom-to-mom conversation, where families can also get answers to questions from a public health nurse about breastfeeding, infant and child health, developmental stages and parenting in general.

All moms and their families are welcome to attend the launch on April 14.

For more information call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit the website at www.smdhu.org.

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