10th June 2016
On Thursday, iHV’s Robert Nettleton visited a drop-in for breastfeeding mums in Sale, Trafford where Jo Bolton and her colleagues were promoting infant mental health in support of the inaugural Infant Mental Health Week #IMHAW16.
“It was a relaxed, friendly and warm atmosphere, as a community café supported by the infant feeding team including a peer breastfeeding supporter. An oral health promoter also dropped in to provide informal input on family oral dental health. Overall, it was a fantastic example of health visitors leading and facilitating in the high impact areas of Transition to Parenthood and the Early Weeks, Maternal Mental Health (Perinatal Depression) and Breastfeeding (Initiation and Duration) in a context of building the capacity of the community.”
This was one of a series of events that highlighted Infant Mental Health week across the borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester.