Breastfeeding friendly

We are a breastfeeding friendly organisation.

The Leisure and Environment Committee decided on 20 September 2016 that the council would provide a welcoming, clean and comfortable environment for breastfeeding mums where the public have access to the Council's buildings.

Our Health Improvement Officer will work with Nottinghamshire County Council to identify and support local breastfeeding friendly places with the Newark and Sherwood district.

  • Are you a mum in Newark and Sherwood? 
  • Have you had a positive experience in a Newark and Sherwood business?
  • Do you think they would be a suitable candidate for our Breastfeeding Friendly scheme?


Yes? Then let us know by emailing Mel Coton with the name of the business, road name and area and we will get in touch to 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’ as part of action to provide a more welcoming and positive environment for breastfeeding mothers. Many mothers feel that breastfeeding is viewed ‘socially unacceptable’ in public, and Mums often tell us that fear of breastfeeding in public is a barrier to them either starting or continuing to breastfeed. We want to change this, and by being part of Breastfeeding Friendly Nottinghamshire, and spreading the word, you can help us.

There are two avenues this could take:

1) where suitable, being a welcoming premise for mothers wanting a positive and comfortable environment to feed their child,

2) supporting your staff returning from maternity leave

Venues taking part will display stickers letting people know they are welcome to breastfeed, as well as 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 email to Mel Coton

Breastfeeding friendly places:

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Kelham Hall
Kelham
Nottinghamshire
NG23 5QX

01636 650000

customerservices
@nsdc.info

Mel Coton - Health Improvement Officer
01636 655 990
mel.coton@nsdc.info

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