"Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mums and their babies.
However local rates are low compared to other towns and cities. Cultural reasons including daughters following the pattern of how their mothers fed are believed to be behind the low numbers.
St Helens Council's director of public health, Liz Gaulton said: "St Helens has a low uptake of breastfeeding, with only one in four local mums breastfeeding their babies at six weeks.
"It also reduces the chance of illnesses later in life such as obesity and diabetes."
mums, with breastfeeding protecting them from breast cancer, weak bones in later life and ovarian cancer.
Mums to hold roadshow to help boost St Helens' low breastfeeding rates From St Helens Star
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It will showcase the local support Puma Shoes Online Discount Shopping available for mums who feed their babies themselves and give people the opportunity to share experiences.
The 'natural' way to feed is encouraged by the NHS to help boost a baby's immunity and protect against disease later in life.
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"Increasing rates will make a huge impact on the health and well being of our community. It's up to us to encourage a shift in attitudes and make breastfeeding the norm.
are still breastfeeding at six to eight weeks, significantly below the regional figure of 33 per cent and national average of 47 per cent.
Now mums, along with the St Helens breastfeeding support team, will share their experiences and explain why they believe breast is best at a roadshow in the Hardshaw Centre on Thursday, March 6, from 10am to 2pm.
boosts a baby's immune system, protecting them from illnesses and diseases such as ear and chest infections and gastroenteritis.
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