The Medela Big Breastfeeding Café 2017 – Join Us Next Week!
Next week, on Tuesday the 16th of May, it’s time for The Big Breastfeeding Café with Medela. It was a huge success last year!
The idea is that mums (and dads) all over the country host their own breastfeeding cafés in their own home or communities. This is for celebrating breastfeeding and supporting each other. The Big Breastfeeding Café was inspired by a survey that found that 76% of mums believed chatting with other mums at support groups helped to support their feeding journey — the support is vital.
“Medela is passionate about supporting all breastfeeding mums, whether they are exclusively breastfeeding, expressing or a combination of both. This year’s Big Breastfeeding Café will mark yet another stride in not only increasing the awareness of breastfeeding within society but also, the importance of essential mum to mum support.”
Get together over a cuppa and something to eat and chat all things breastfeeding, share experiences — good and bad, have fun and support each other.
Last year, over 500 mums joined together and held over 40 breastfeeding cafés across the country. Medela is hoping for an even bigger event this year and send out packages to help the hosts. Depending on the size of your café, these packs include things like breastfeeding guides, product samples, posters, invitations and a little something towards some tea and biscuits! Breastfeeding is hungry and thirsty work, after all.
Medela’s Education Manager and in-house Lactation Consultant, Sioned Hilton says:
“Breastfeeding has been proven again and again to be the best way to feed baby. However, although a part of human nature, it is not always as easy as first thought and can be challenging. Having a supportive, reassuring and caring network around you is vital, if not essential to a successful breastfeeding journey. Chatting with other breastfeeding mums specifically, is a brilliant way to get advice and learn some new tips from those who have experienced breastfeeding and expressing breastmilk first hand.”
Help celebrate and share your photos via social media using the #TheBigBreastfeedingCafe hashtag and tagging Medela:
- Facebook: @medela.uk
- Twitter: @Medela_uk
- Instagram: @medela_uk
I look forward to seeing snaps from around the country next week! Look out for my shares on Tuesday too.