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World Breastfeeding Week 2023

01 August 2023

World Breastfeeding Week 1- 7 August

World Breastfeeding Week takes place every year during the first week in August. The annual campaign raises awareness of issues related to breastfeeding and this year spotlight is on breastfeeding and work.

Some facts about breastfeeding and returning to work:-  

  • Returning to work doesn’t mean a mother has to stop breastfeeding. It’s advised that a breastfeeding mother should give her employer written notification that she is breastfeeding, her employer must then conduct a specific risk assessment.
  • Workplace regulations require employers to provide suitable facilities where pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can lie down and rest.
  • You can ask your employer for flexible hours to work around breastfeeding.
  • It is good practice for a work place to provide a private, healthy and safe place for breastfeeding mothers to express and store milk. The toilets are not a suitable place to express milk.


Celebrate Breastfeeding Week in Hereford, at The Courtyard on Friday 4th August.

Wye Valley NHS Trust’s midwifery team are delighted to invite parents and families to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week at The Courtyard in Hereford on Friday 4 August, from 10am until 12pm. 

The event aims to raise awareness of the benefits breast feeding can bring for the health and welfare of babies and the importance of supporting parents to breastfeed for as long as they wish. 

There will be information stands on the support available locally for parents and families across Herefordshire as well as a children’s entertainer from Magical Experiences and free refreshments. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day!

For more information on the benefits of breastfeeding and where you can get support visit the Breastfeeding page on the Talk Community Directory



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