National Breast Feeding Week (24th - 30th June 2012) was marked with a Teddy Bear’s Picnic in The Valley Leisure Centre.
During the event organised by Abbey SureStart, new mums who completed a course in Peer Support Breastfeeding Training were presented with certificates by Deputy Mayor, Alderman Fraser Agnew. The training which was provided in conjunction with the Regional Health Improvement Agency, brings the total number of local volunteers to nine. Breastfeeding Peer Supporters are mums who have been specially trained to support and help other mums to gain a better understanding of breastfeeding and the benefits it provides for them and baby. Support can be given by phone or home visits. For more information on Breastfeeding Peer Support in Newtownabbey, please contact Abbey SureStart on: 028 9086 0938.
Playzone which hosted the National Breast Feeding Week event, announced that it is introducing an additional Toddler Day which will take place every Friday commencing 6th July. Toddler days, which currently run every Wednesday, are for parents and their children aged up to 4 years to play and develop new friendships. The sessions are from 10am -11.30am and cost £1.50 which includes tea and coffee for parents and juice and healthy snacks for toddlers.
New opening hours will also come into effect starting Monday 2 July:
10am–6pm Monday-Friday (last entry at 5pm) and 10am-5pm Saturday-Sunday (last entry at 4pm).
Check out the latest ‘buy one entry, get one free’ offer and birthday party packages at: