Forth Valley Sensory Centre becomes breastfeeding friendly
Written by centralfmnews on February 10, 2020
Forth Valley Sensory Centre has become the first organisation in the Forth Valley to welcome the Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland Scheme.
The Camelon-based charity wants to protect the rights of women who wish to breastfeed on their premises.
Staff have also been trained in breastfeeding awareness.
Today was the launch of the ‘Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland’ scheme. Increasing mums confidence to breastfeed when out and about and helping to normalise breastfeeding in our society ? pic.twitter.com/itN66MGVsY
— Dr Liz Smith (@DrLizSmith1) June 1, 2019
The scheme aims to improve the confidence of mums
The Sensory Centre is a community hub, which supports sensory impaired people of all ages as well as their families.
Centre Manager Jacquie Winning said, “One of our key principles here is to be open and accessible so we were delighted to be invited to sign up to the Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland Scheme.
“As well as the Café we also have a Sensory Room and our outdoor Sensory Garden, both of which are popular with young families and we want breastfeeding mums to feel welcome and comfortable”
“As part of the Breastfeeding Scotland Friendly initiative, we will never ask a breastfeeding mum to stop or move seats.
“We will confidently explain to anyone who may complain that it is a person’s right to feed their child without fear or prejudice.
“This is a really good idea and we hope that more organisations and public spaces will follow our lead and sign up.”