Southsea cafe takes part in national campaign to promote breastfeeding 

Coffee#1 Southsea in Palmerston Road. Manager, Vikki Barber with her colleague, Callie Atkinson. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Coffee#1 Southsea in Palmerston Road. Manager, Vikki Barber with her colleague, Callie Atkinson. Picture: Habibur Rahman
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CAFES across the area have shown their support for breastfeeding as part of a national campaign. 

The day, called The Big Breastfeeding Cafe, saw coffee shops, restaurants and cafes hold events today to promote understanding of breastfeeding and to connect parents. 

Coffee#1 Southsea in Palmerston Road. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Coffee#1 Southsea in Palmerston Road. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The initiative, now its its fourth year, was led by breastfeeding brand Medela. 

This year, Coffee#1 took part with events being held in each of its 91 outlets, including Southsea’s Palmerston Road. 

Manager Vikki Barber, from Gosport, said: ‘As a community we need to get together and allow people to feel comfortable when they are feeding their babies. 

‘It has become a big thing, but it is important that mums feel comfortable in doing the natural thing of feeding their children.’ 

Supervisor Callie Atkinson, 23, from Buckland, said: ‘It is good to raise awareness as some mothers don’t feel comfortable enough in some places but it is a natural thing. My sister breastfed and she had trouble but it is great when you go somewhere and feel supported and at ease.’