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Lynn Timms, BSc (Hons), MBPsS

Lactation Consultant.

International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants.

Providing breastfeeding preparation and support in your own home.

Frenulotomy (tongue tie division) procedure available.

Teacher of Developmental Baby Massage and Movement.

Serving Portsmouth , the Isle of Wight and the surrounding Hampshire area.

Breastfeeding in public places

Breastfeeding Welcome in Public

I am very aware that some women (and their partners) worry about breastfeeding in public and in front of family members. If this is an issue which concerns you, I hope that some of these tips will help you to feed your baby confidently and comfortably when you are out and about.

The first few times you feed away from your home you may like to think about

Breastfeeding welcome schemes.



If you find a venue that offers a particularly warm welcome do tell your friends and upload the details onto Feedfinder by using this link.

Do remember:-

Breastfeeding in public

You baby will need to feed when you are out and about.
The Equality Act 2010 supports your right to breastfeed in any public place.

The Act includes the following point that if a member of the public comment or complain about you breastfeeding in public it is for them to remove themselves from the situation, not you.

The more women who breastfeed in public, the greater understanding the public will have about breastfeeding being the normal way to feed a baby and the more acceptable breastfeeding in public will become.

For more information on Breastfeeding in Public please visit Breastfeeding on returning to work and study - Information for employers and employees, students and course providers Page 16-17.

Professional Indemnity Insurance is provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd.

The News, comunity Nurse of the Year Award 2012 Breastfeeding Matters, breastfeeding support, tougue-tie divisions, Portsmouth and Hampshire

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Lynn Timms.