Southsea coffee shop to show its support for breastfeeding mothers
A SOUTHSEA cafe is to show its support for breastfeeding mums by taking part in a national campaign.
Coffee#1 Southsea in Palmerston Road will become a Big Breastfeeding Café tomorrow as part of a nationwide initiative led by breastfeeding brand Medela.
Now in its fourth year, the initiative will connect thousands of mums via a network of mini events taking place on the same day across the UK.
More than 200 events are expected to take place to celebrate breastfeeding and bring parents together.
This year, Coffee#1 will take part with events being held in each of its 91 outlets, including Southsea.
A spokesperson from Coffee#1 said: ‘Coffee#1 is delighted to be supporting the Big Breastfeeding Café 2019.
‘We strive to create an inviting, inclusive space for everyone in the community and welcoming breastfeeding mothers every day is part of that. We’re really looking forward to the occasion.’
Sioned Hilton, Medela UK’s education manager, said the event was important to inspire, empower and provide support to those who wish to, or are already breastfeeding – whatever their personal journey looks like.
She said: ‘The age-old phrase of “mum knows best” rings true.
‘We are finding time and time again that, personal advice from mums who have breastfed themselves, is invaluable.
‘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 is vital.’
The annual event has garnered a host of celebrity support from high profile mums including Giovanna Fletcher, Helen Skelton, Georgia Jones. Izzy Judd, Jessica Cunningham, Zoe Hardman and many more.
For more go to medela.co.uk/breastfeeding