The Baby Café was officially opened at Staincliffe and Healey Children's Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Batley with a huge crowd present to welcome this new service. Timed to take place during National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, the launch event highlighted the partnership between the PCT and Kirklees Council, which makes the service possible.
An extra special aspect of the Baby Café is that breastfeeding peer support volunteers will always be there to offer support to new mums. They are mums themselves who have been or still are breastfeeding successfully and can help anyone struggling to persevere with feeding.
Councillor Jim Dodds, Lead Councillor for Children's Services in Kirklees, said: "The Baby Café is a fantastic example of partnership working between the Council and the PCT. This is such an imaginative idea that is taking off really well. It will of course contribute to tackling the issues of infant mortality and help to improve child health in North Kirklees."
Councillor Peter O'Neill, Overview and Scrutiny Panel for Adults and Healthier Communities attended the event along with Joan Booth, PCT Head of Localities, who cut a ribbon to mark the opening.