On average 80% of mums in Essex start off breastfeeding but may stop shortly after for a variety of reasons. This drops to approximately 50% of new mums continuing to breastfeed when their baby is six to eight weeks old.
Some mums find breastfeeding more challenging when they are away from home. This is one reason why they may stop. Mums should not be made to feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public and they should be given more information and support to do so.
We at Jet Wheel Tyre have signed up to the Virgincare Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme. This ensures any mums breastfeeding are welcome at our business, are supported and can be provided a private place to breastfeed if they need it.