Breastfeeding Welcome Here Café in Opunake


30 May 2012

Breastfeeding is welcome at Headlands Restaurant and Cafe in Opunake. The café has recently become part of the Breastfeeding Welcome Here project run by the Taranaki DHB, Public Health Unit.

“The project is designed to support breastfeeding mothers and their whanau by highlighting places around the Taranaki region where they are welcome to breastfeed,” says Health Promoter Rebecca Thacker. “Headlands Restaurant has proven their commitment to breastfeeding by providing a friendly environment and suitable facilities for mothers.”

There is a criteria businesses must meet to become accredited in the project. This includes providing comfortable seating, baby changing facilities, pushchair access etc but most importantly the staff are welcoming and it’s a safe environment for women to breastfeed.

Headlands co-owner Noeleen Moir says: “Breastfeeding is a natural part of life and we are happy to support it here at Headlands. The Taranaki DHB supported us to meet all the projects criteria by helping us get a subsidised change table for our restaurant. We are really pleased to be a part of this project.”

Places already taking part in the project include libraries, cafes, medical centres and other public places. To identify Breastfeeding Welcome Here sites, businesses have a yellow and black sticker on their window which reads: Breastfeed. Breastfeeding Welcome Here. Me hoki ki te ukaipo.

There are over 60 premises throughout Taranaki.

Headlands Restaurant is open 8.30am til late 7 days a week and welcome you in to enjoy yourself with your baby.

For more information please call
Sue Carrington
Media Adviser
Ph 021 367 789


 

 

Last updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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