Taking place between August 1 and 7, World Breastfeeding Week is an awareness week coordinated by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action.
Hampshire Healthy Families, in partnership with the Breastfeeding Network, will be holding the events for parents, carers, and all those supporting the breastfeeding journey.
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Susan Tatsinkou, professional lead for Southern Health NHS Children and Family Services, said: ‘This will be an ideal opportunity to come together. Breastfeeding significantly improves the health and development of infants and children, and also contributes to the health and wellbeing of the mother.
‘Covid has impacted on the support for families, the picnics allow a chance for everyone to celebrate the benefits of breastfeeding.’
Picnics will be held at Chase Community Hospital in Borden on August 2, War Memorial Park in Basingstoke on August 3, and Portchester Castle on August 4 - all from 11am to 1pm.