Oxford Health’s health visitors were at the Bicester Activity Day and Teddy Bear’s picnic at Bicester’s Garth Park from 11 am to 3 pm on Wednesday 1st August, providing advice on breastfeeding, healthy eating and dental hygiene in babies and young children. The Bicester Town Council event also featured go karts and a ‘Best Dressed Teddy’ competition, judged by the Bicester Town Mayor.

Our health visitors will also be supporting the Big Latch On –  a global event to raise breastfeeding awareness and make breastfeeding a normal part of community life, by getting as many women as possible breastfeeding at the same time.

Our Banbury health visitors are hosting a Big Latch On special event: come along on Friday 3rd August to Banbury’s East Street Children’s Centre, OX16 3WR , to get peer support and make breastfeeding a day-to-day part of your community. The event starts at 10 am, with a 10.30 am start for the Big Latch on.

If you can’t make it to a Big Latch On event but would like to participate,  you can still be included in the count by posting breastfeeding or expressing selfies with the hashtag #mybiglatchon2018 on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August.

These events come on the heels of stage 3 Unicef ‘baby friendly’ accreditation for our health visitors services, which means that – all year round – our health visiting teams are meeting the highest standards for supporting mums with breastfeeding, and helping to ensure the best start for all families.

Find out more about how our health visitors can support you, and about our regular drop-in health visitor clinics.