Following on from the huge success of the previous three years, this year the Medela Big Breastfeeding Café is set to be the biggest so far! On Tuesday 15th May 2018, parents all over the UK will gather at cafes, halls or in the comfort of their own homes to chat all things breastfeeding over tea and cake! Like me, you may not have heard of this initiative before, so this will definitely a great way for me also to learn more about breastfeeding as I was unable to feed Emilia.
By 15th May the baby will be here and I’ll be giving breastfeeding a go for the second time, so this sounds like such a fantastic way to hear about other people’s stories and experiences of breastfeeding.
I for one have asked the most parenting related questions to my Mama friends than any other means (ok, so I’m also an avid Googler/book reader but there’s nothing quite like talking to other people who are going through/or have recently been through similar experiences as you) so this sounds like such a relaxed way to find out more about breastfeeding, receive vital support from other Mums (and dads) and share advice!
Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org where you will receive a Big Breastfeeding Café package, detailing everything you need to host your own event.
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. 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.”
I look forward to seeing you get together with friends over a cup of tea and cake, sharing your experiences of breastfeeding. Let’s support each other over what is one of the hardest and rewarding journeys in parenthood.
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