If you are interested in applying to have a stall at the 2018 Breastfeeding Festival, to be held in the the Education Centre in the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June , you can find out more, download an application form, or contact us here.

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The Breastfeeding Festival aims to increase breastfeeding rates and duration by providing accurate and empowering information, celebrating breastfeeding and elevating the representation of breastfeeding in the media and surrounding culture. This means that we carefully consider each stall application and see how it can help to achieve these aims.

We would ask that applicants read through the following before applying so that they are aware of what would be expected of a successful stall holder:

* Stalls may use adults to advertise their business, for example by selling or giving away branded cloth bags etc. Stalls may not use children to advertise their business, as they will not be deemed to have understood or given consent. For example, giving away branded balloons is prohibited.

* Stalls may not undermine parents’ attempts to feed their children healthy food by offering children free sweets or chocolate. Similarly, items for children in particular should not reinforce cultural conditioning on the desirability of sweets, e.g. Children’s clothing with sweets or cupcakes on.

* Stalls may hand out free merchandise but we would ask that you carefully consider your environmental responsibility and do not provide single use items.

*Stalls should not undermine breastfeeding as the normal, natural and desirable way to feed our babies, and so should not be promoting the suggestion that any special commercially available equipment or products are required for feeding babies, e.g. special foods for breastfeeding mothers, bottles, teats, dummies etc.

These lists are not exhaustive, and application for a stall is regarded as acceptance of these standards. For further clarity please get in touch.