Patsy McGlone 25th February 2008
Written Answer from the Minister for Health
Parent Craft/Breast Feeding Service
Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to give a timescale within which a dedicated Parent Craft/Breast Feeding co-ordinating service will be reinstated to serve the Mid-Ulster hospital catchment area.
Mr M McGimpsey: The dedicated Parent Craft/ Breast Feeding co-ordinating service in the Mid-Ulster hospital catchment area is currently unavailable as a result of staff illness. However in the interim the promotion of breastfeeding and parent craft continues to be delivered as a core function of all midwives and health visitors.