Breastfeeding Support Shines for #TheBigBreastfeedingCafe

There are just a few days to go until #TheBigBreastfeedingCafe 2018 and we are so looking forward to it. This year more than 1,000 parents are joining the fun to celebrate breastfeeding, vital parent to parent support and host their very own Big Breastfeeding Cafes!

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Once again, we have parents across the UK getting involved with Breastfeeding Cafés planned in Scotland, Norwich, Wales, Devon and many more locations throughout the country!


What is The Big Breastfeeding Cafe?

We’re bringing mums (and dads!) across the UK together to host their very own Breastfeeding Cafes in the comfort of home, a local coffee shop, or even a nearby hall! Mums are encouraged to celebrate and chat all things breastfeeding, share experiences and support each other over a cuppa and a treat this Tuesday 15th May


Why did we set up The Big Breastfeeding Café?

A recent survey completed by over 1,400 mums, found that 50% of mums questioned believe the most helpful breastfeeding advice and support they received came from local breastfeeding support groups, and family and friends. Ranking significantly higher than all other channels including midwives and GPs, parenting books and websites.


The new results reiterate just how valuable speaking to other mums can be and comes at a time when we’re delighted to announce that The Big Breastfeeding Cafe will return for its third year this May.


Medela UK’s Education Manager and in-house Lactation Consultant, Sioned Hilton commented: “The Big Breastfeeding Café continues to be a brilliant way to demonstrate the importance of mum to mum support and raise awareness of breastfeeding in public and society. We know that breastfeeding can be challenging but we also know that a problem shared, is often a problem halved. Ensuring that all breastfeeding mums have a reassuring and supportive network around them is vital which is why Medela is passionate about encouraging local, mum to mum support with its Big Breastfeeding Café.”


How do I take part?

Mums taking part in The Big Breastfeeding Café 2018 will receive a complete package of everything they need to host a Breastfeeding Café, including expert advice from Medela’s in-house Lactation Consultant, posters, invitations, surprise treats and some all-important tea and biscuits!


We’d like to thank the lovely brands who have supported #TheBigBreastfeedingCafe this year: McVities, Boo.B Smoothies, Freyda’s Pantry and Tick Tock Tea. Thank you for being so generous, helping us to celebrate breastfeeding and demonstrate the importance of mum to mum support.


To sign up, mums simply need to pop an email to Please note that the deadline to receive a Breastfeeding Café Host pack is Friday 11th May.