Bromley Healthcare hosted a successful event for new mums and health professionals on Thursday 23 June. There were information stands and staff on hand from Bromley Healthcare Charity’s Baby Café as well as the King’s College Hospital Midwifery team to advise on all aspects of breastfeeding and healthy infant feeding.
The event was opened by Raoul Pinnell, Bromley Healthcare’s Chairman, who welcomed everyone by saying; “the event was a great opportunity to get the advice, help and support for breastfeeding and caring for your baby.”
The event allowed mums to share what works well and inspire other families to talk about breastfeeding in an open and welcoming environment.
Healthcare professionals were on hand with useful tips and guides, including the GP Infant Feeding Network (UK), which has been working with Bromley GPs to prioritise the physical and mental health of mothers and promote healthy infant feeding practices.
Dawn Newman-Cooper, Deputy Head of Clinical Programmes (Bromley CCG) was available to answer questions around how breastfeeding programmes are commissioned and supported in Bromley.
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About Bromley Healthcare
Bromley Healthcare was established in 2011 as an employee-owned social enterprise that ‘spun-out’ of the NHS. The organisation runs community health services in Bromley, Bexley, Croydon and Lewisham, providing a wide range of services to people of all ages. Services range from health visiting to district nursing, school nurses to specialist nurses, therapy services for adults and children, urgent care centres, services to help prevent hospital admissions and also facilitate early hospital discharge.
A leading provider for community health services Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company formed of over 850 people delivering high-quality NHS services, to people of all ages in the local community. The key to its success has been the emphasis it places on maximising best practice from both the private sector and the NHS.
For more information visit www.bromleyhealthcare.org.uk
GPIFN (UK) A National network of primary care professionals and supportive colleagues advocating for improvements in in infant feeding practice. facebook.groups/gpifn