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All 24 Newry, Mourne and Down District Council owned community centres have now been trained and joined the Public Health Agency’s popular scheme. It's part of phase 2 of the council's Breastfeeding Welcome Here Scheme.

By signing up to the initiative, the Council is making a positive commitment to promoting and providing a welcome space for mothers to breastfeed their babies when they are out and about. Over 700 local businesses and Council facilities are currently members of the scheme.

Chairperson Charlie Casey said, “I am delighted these community centres are now part of the Breastfeeding Welcome Here Scheme and what a great week to announce this news to the public as it is breastfeeding awareness week.

Council have produced a list of Breastfeeding Welcome Here supporters in the Newry, Mourne and Down Council area. Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay
Council have produced a list of Breastfeeding Welcome Here supporters in the Newry, Mourne and Down Council area. Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

“I have recently called out to businesses and organisations to come on board and join this fantastic scheme and I hope that some have considered this.” 

Breastfeeding Welcome Here Scheme Members

Annalong Community Centre

Barcroft Community Centre/Loanda House

Barnmeen Community Centre

Cabra Community Centre

Cloughreagh Community Centre

Crossmaglen Community Centre

Cullyhanna Community Centre

Derrybeg Community Centre

Dorsey Community Centre

Drumalane/Quayside Close Community Centre

Forkhill Community Centre

Kitty’s Road Community Centre

Lisnacree Community Centre

Meadow/Armagh Road Community Centre

Meigh Community Centre

Mullaghbawn Community Centre

Newtownhamilton Community Centre

Three Ways Community Centre

Ballynahinch Centre

Dan Rice Hall

Market House

Saintfield Community Centre 

Castlewellan Community Centre

McGrath Centre

A full list of companies and organisations who participate in the Breastfeeding Welcome Here scheme can be found at WWW.BREASTFEDBABIES.ORG

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