Welcome to the Rotherham
Backs Breastfeeding campaign page!
In June 2022 the Trust’s Infant Feeding Team are launching
a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding across
The aim is to encourage an increase in breastfeeding and to show our support in making
feeding easier for new parents.
Breastfeeding in public can cause anxiety and these worries
or embarrassment can lead to feeling unable or unwilling to feed in public.
This can put people off choosing to breastfeed in the first place or lead them
to stop earlier than they planned.
We want to create a culture of encouragement and support
for breastfeeding across Rotherham so that everyone feels comfortable to feed
their babies wherever they are.
Caption: Two of Rotherham's breastfeeding mums in the town centre in summer 2021.
The campaign aims to promote the many ways we can all make
feeding easier when parents are out and about in Rotherham. This will include:
- A Breastfeeding Friendly venues scheme
- Leaflets and online information for new parents
with practical tips for feeding when around other people
- Information for anyone supporting new parents
- Posters highlighting why supporting
breastfeeding is important
all artists and crafters!
The aim of the Rotherham Backs Breastfeeding campaign is to
send a clear message to new parents that their breastfeeding efforts are valued. We want our campaign to be eye catching, memorable and
There are many talented artists, crafters, makers and creators in Rotherham
that we would love to involve in the campaign. This will culminate in an
exhibition to run in conjunction with the campaign.
We're asking for a wide variety of unique arts and crafts donations, to be included in the exhibition. These can include:
celebrate babies being breastfed or send an important message about why
breastfeeding in public must be supported.
Pieces should be easy to transport
and display so not too large please. The closing date for submission of exhibition pieces is 2 May, 2022.
Please send your donations and submissions with your name
and contact details to:
Community Health Centre
Or email images of your creations to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The team are also looking for a number of items they can present to breastfeeding parents throughout 2022 when the campaign will be running. These include bunting (see below), crocheted boob hats and other crocheted items.
Find more information on these below.
The team are also looking for small
cover-ups such as muslin squares, small scarves, and small
baby items such as bootees and cardigans.
Crafty resources: Click on the images below for details on how to make various crocheted items. For some line drawing ideas, see bottom of page.
Rotherham Backs Breastfeeding logo cross stitch pattern: