Essential building works will be carried out at Arrowe Park Walk-in Centre

Essential building works will be carried out at Arrowe Park Walk-in Centre from Monday 11 November for four weeks. Although services will be running as normal, please attend Eastham Walk-in Centre or Victoria Central (Wallasey) Walk-in Centre if you are able to do so. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Car park closure at St Catherine's Health Centre 

The patient car park at St Catherine’s Health Centre will be closed on Saturday 7 December and the staff car park closed on Sunday 8 December due to essential new road markings. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

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Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month

 

Why is it important for mums to breastfeed?

 

It's free and is available whenever and wherever baby needs a feed. There are also many health benefits for both mum and baby.

 

For mum:

 

  • Breastfeeding burns lots of calories and will help mum lose her baby weight quicker – it naturally uses up to 500 calories a day.

 

  • It lowers her risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer.

 

  • It helps to build a strong bond with her baby.

 

For baby:

 

  • Breastfed babies have better immune systems with fewer chest and ear infections.

 

  • They have less chance of diarrhoea and vomiting.

 

  • They are less likely to become obese.

 

For further information, support or advice about breastfeeding call Wirral Community NHS Trust's Infant Feeding Team on 0151 514 2354 or download our Breast Start App for both iphone and android.

 

Last Updated: Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:19

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