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Pub supports breastfeeding confidence
Article date: 22 Aug 2012

The Esquire House, in Anniesland, has become the first Wetherspoon outlet to take part in an NHS-run initiative.

Members of staff at the Glasgow pub have participated in the training programme and achieved the Breastfeeding Friendly Welcome Award status.

The scheme is part of the National Maternal and Infant Nutrition Framework which promotes public acceptability of breastfeeding in Scotland.

The aim of the training is for establishments, such as supermarkets and pubs, to promote a welcoming environment for breastfeeding mothers and their families which will actively encourage mothers to feel confident and assured about breastfeeding in public.

Stuart Pollock (pictured front with colleagues), pub manager at The Esquire House, said: “The pub is located right next to a hospital with a maternity unit, so staff there asked us whether we would be interested in getting involved.

“We are a very family- and community orientated pub, so it was the obvious thing to do, and everyone was very happy to take part.

“The two-hour training course took place at the pub, and 20 members of staff now all have individual certificates, with the pub also displaying signs clearly stating that we welcome breastfeeding mothers.

“The scheme helps to take the stigma away and allows mums, as well as staff, to feel comfortable and confident about the situation, in a welcoming environment.”

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