Hamilton Accies commended for breastfeeding friendly campaign

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has tabled congratulated Hamilton Accies for signing up as a breastfeeding friendly football ground. 

Hamilton Accies recently declared Douglas Park as a breastfeeding friendly football ground, following a nationwide campaign by the SNP MP, Alison Thewliss.  Almost 70% of football clubs in Scotland have now signed up to the campaign for breastfeeding friendly stadiums.

Commenting, Angela said:

“I am delighted that Hamilton Accies have signed up to this excellent initiative.  It’s very encouraging that so many folk are uniting to make Scottish football a breastfeeding friendly environment.

“The 2005 Breastfeeding Act specifically makes it an offence to stop a mother or child from breastfeeding in public and that is a hugely welcome protection.  However, what gives further reassurance to breastfeeding mums is for as many places as possible to be pro-active and declare themselves ‘breastfeeding friendly’.

“Football crowds have changed a lot over the years and stadiums are becoming a much more family friendly environment.  The vast majority of clubs understand the need to build future generations of fans.

“By making a positive declaration that stadiums are breastfeeding friendly, this will go some way to letting people know that breastfeeding is normal and no-one should feel excluded from coming along to the football”.