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Welcome to Breastfeed - for parents

Did you know that the law (Equality Act 2010) says it's illegal for a venue to discriminate against a woman because she's breastfeeding a child? It's also illegal to discriminate against someone because they're with a breastfeeding mother.

But we know that lots of mothers still feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding when they're out and about. The aim of Welcome to Breastfeed - South Tees is to help you feel more comfortable breastfeeding in public in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.

Look out for venues with a Welcome to Breastfeed - South Tees sticker in the window. You'll get a warm welcome, and be safe to breastfeed inside. You will not be asked to move, leave, or stop.

Before a venue can sign up, it must prove that it offers a comfortable environment, and staff will not discriminate against breastfeeding mothers. We know that making breastfeeding mothers feel welcome can make a big difference, and is one less thing to worry about when you're out.

Finding participating businesses

Venues which are part of the scheme will have a Welcome to Breastfeed - South Tees Scheme sticker in their window. You can also find all the businesses taking part on the map below.

If you're struggling to use the map, you can also see a list of businesses below.

Venues in Middlesbrough

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Breastfeeding support

If you need advice about breastfeeding, please speak with the following professionals:

  • Midwife or contact the South Tees Maternity Services breastfeeding helpline (up to 28 days after birth) - 01642 xxxxxx
  • Health visitor (Middlesbrough) - 01642 xxxxxx - online chat
  • Health visitor (Redcar and Cleveland) - 01642 xxxxxx
  • Family Hubs (Middlesbrough) - 01642 xxxxxx
  • Family Hubs (Redcar and Cleveland) – 01642 xxxxxx
  • Trained breastfeeding peer supporters - 01642 xxxxxx
  • National Breastfeeding Helpline - 0300 100 0212 (open 9:30am to 9:30pm)

Contact

If you have any questions about the Welcome to Breastfeed - South Tees scheme, you can email breastfeedingwelcome@middlesbrough.gov.uk.