A BREASTFEEDING support scheme is celebrating the opening of a new baby cafe.
The facility was officially opened by Durham mayor Councillor Pauline Charlton at the city’s Freeman's Quay leisure centre today (Tuesday, March 11). The cafe – the 17th to open in County Durham - will run from 1pm to 2.30pm on Tuesdays.
The cafes are part of a network of breastfeeding drop-ins which combine breastfeeding information with a relaxed environment where mothers can chat and learn from skilled practitioners and each other.
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The project was commissioned by Durham County Council and run by the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.
More than 100 women from the region completed NCT-accredited training to become a peer supporter, enabling them to offer others their breastfeeding experience.