Mums and babies from across Derry City & Strabane District Council area came together last week with staff from some of the key local breastfeeding and perinatal support services to attend a special celebration of World ‘Breastfeeding in Public’ Day organised by North West BAPS.

Special thanks to Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Patricia Logue for supporting the event. We greatly enjoyed listening to Gráinne Evans sharing her beautiful poem ‘Nursing in Public’ and she has kindly given permission to share this here with you. 

Details of the event and further photos can be found in this article by the Derry News. North West BAPS has also compiled a reel to celebrate breastfeeding in public, based on photographs shared by local mums of breastfeeding their children while out and about.

North West BAPS Walking Group 

Fancy a walk? Meet us at Sainsbury’s at 10.30am (Mon 26 Feb) for a stroll to The City Hotel Derry for a cuppa and a chat 

All welcome – while the main focus of North West BAPS is for more accessible and timely support for parents who want to breastfeed, we would also like to see improvements in many other aspects of perinatal support and services for families.

Breastfeeding and Perinatal Support for the week ahead

Lots of support available this week. Check out these in-person groups if you need some help with breastfeeding and follow us on Facebook or Instagram for up to date information on a range of sources of support for new parents.

Women’s Health & Wellbeing Day – Tuesday 27 Feb 11am – 3pm

We are looking forward to having a stand at this event in VOID Art Gallery on Tues 27 Feb organised through The Churches Trust.

Maybe see you there?

Hope you have a great week!

Maria, Noella, Sinead, Jessica & Joanie

On behalf of North West BAPS

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