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Stagecoach South shows support for Portsmouth mums through initiative on board buses

23 Sep 2019


Stagecoach South has shown its support of the Portsmouth Breastfeeding Network by displaying special Breastfeeding Network stickers on their Portsmouth buses. 

The stickers are displayed on the 77 buses in and around Portsmouth and are a reminder to families that Stagecoach South buses are a breastfeeding-friendly environment.

The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) aims to be an independent source of support and information for women and others. It aims to promote breastfeeding and a greater understanding of breastfeeding in the UK.

Shane Crisp, Portsmouth Assistant Operations Manager said “We understand that our network is crucial for many new mums looking to get from one place to the other and have always been very clear that mums are welcome to breastfeed while travelling with us.

“Everyone who uses our buses should feel comfortable and supported throughout their journey – especially those travelling with young children.”

The Stagecoach Group encourages passengers to help new mothers on all their buses, whether that is offering to help with bags or prams, finding them a seat, or giving them the space to breastfeed.

Michelle Francis-Dent, Portsmouth Breastfeeding Awareness Worker said: “We are pleased to welcome all Stagecoach South buses serving the Portsmouth area to the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme.

“The Equality Act 2010 states that it is discrimination to treat a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding. We know, however, that some women worry about feeding out and about and this can lead to isolation. We aim to raise awareness of the need for mothers to feel safe and supported to feed in public.