PERFORMANCE: NHS and local authority chiefs in Sheffield are challenging Leeds’ bid to become the first breastfeeding friendly city in the UK, claiming that Sheffield was there first.

Last year as part of the Sheffield “Let’s Change4Life” programme, Sheffield City Council and NHS Sheffield launched a huge campaign to encourage Sheffield people to be more supportive of breastfeeding women in the city.

Sheffield has the highest rate of breastfeeding in women with babies aged six to eight weeks amongst cities in the North of England.