Breastfeeding information film screened at Curzon

PUBLISHED: 15:33 26 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:33 26 August 2019

North Somerset Council's director of public health, Matt Lenny, with North Somerset councillor Bridget Petty at the event. Picture: North Somerset Council

North Somerset Council's director of public health, Matt Lenny, with North Somerset councillor Bridget Petty at the event. Picture: North Somerset Council

North Somerset Council

The 'health benefits of breastfeeding' were showcased at a public event in Clevedon.

North Somerset Council teamed up with North Somerset Community Partnership and other health organisations to put on the advice session on August 12 at the Curzon.

About 80 people turned up and watched a film called Tigers, which show the impact of underhand advertising by milk formula companies in Pakistan.

Cllr Bridget Petty talked about the 'health benefits of breastfeeding to mothers and babies and holding formula companies to account for their misleading advertising across the world'.

In North Somerset, midwifery, health visiting and children's centres support the World Health Organisation code and do not allow any formula milk promotion of any kind within services.

For information about breastfeeding support, visit www.n-somersetcsd.org.uk/breastfeeding

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