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Havering's breastfeeding support group celebrates fifth anniversary in Upminster

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:43 13 August 2019

L-R: Sarah Weidenbaun, Georgia May and Katharine Haynes at the Latch On anniversary celebrations. Picture: Lucy Lawson

L-R: Sarah Weidenbaun, Georgia May and Katharine Haynes at the Latch On anniversary celebrations. Picture: Lucy Lawson

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A charity that supports women with breastfeeding celebrated its fifth anniversary with a summer picnic in Upminster.

Natty Cakes provided the special LatchOn Havering cake for the anniversary celebrations. Picture: Lucy LawsonNatty Cakes provided the special LatchOn Havering cake for the anniversary celebrations. Picture: Lucy Lawson

Katherine Haynes and Sarah Weidenbaun started LatchOn, an evidence based support group, in 2013.

The volunteer-run charity provides weekly free drop-in sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays in Tesco Roneo Corner for mothers and pregnant woman to share information about breastfeeding.

Katherine said: "We've been going for five years now and in that time we've probably helped hundreds of women.

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"We've had women that have come for their first birth and then come back with their next baby.

"It's a safe place for people to come. We never turn anyway away.

"It's become quite a community hub."

The co-founders and trustee Georgia May, hosted a picnic for their parents in Upminster Park on August 2.

LatchOn works with Public Health and Havering Council and the charity has extra support from a breastfeeding councillor and a Lactation Consultant.

Contact info@latchon.org.uk to find out more.

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