Visit to the Wakefield Little Angels team

The best part of my job is when I get to meet local parents and toddlers – and show off my duck and pig impressions. And that’s what I did last Friday when I visited the Little Angels drop-in centre, just round the corner from Trinity Walk, to meeting the a group of local mums and their children.

Little Angels staff and volunteers provide breastfeeding advice and support to new parents from the moment babies are born, up until feeding is well established. Then they carry on supporting parents as long as their help is needed. The Little Angels work closely with our Children’s Centres as well as local midwives and health visitors. Their service is a really good example of the NHS and a Community Interest Company working closely together in the interest of local parents.

I’m sure many families who’ve come across the Angels when their own baby was born think this is a standard service for new parents wherever you live. But this is something special to our area and shouldn’t be taken for granted. With budgets stretched, it’s important we value services that support the youngest people in the district so they get the best possible start in life. I would urge any new mums and dads to pop in and meet the Little Angels team.

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Posted January 18th, 2013 by Ed