Issue details

Sheffield : A Breastfeeding Friendly City

Sheffield has been very successful in promoting breastfeeding and changing the culture of women’s experience of feeding their babies. As part of the support offered by midwives and health visitors the LA offer support and information on a 1-1 basis, through breastfeeding cafes, groups a website and social media.


Over 260 venues throughout the city are accredited as breastfeeding friendly. These are public places which have agreed to support breastfeeding and offer a positive and welcoming environment to mums and their families. The Local Authority as one of the biggest employers in Sheffield could make a significant impact on the culture of breastfeeding in the city by becoming a breastfeeding friendly public and work place.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/10/2019

Scrutiny Committee: Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee;

Decision due: 15 Jan 2020 by Co-operative Executive

Lead director: Executive Director, People Services

Department: People Services

Contact: Debbie Hanson Email: Tel: 0114 2735733.

Date agenda documents available: 7/1/20


Agenda items


  • Report of the Executive Director, People Services