A free drop-in offering information and support for pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their families.

What to expect

We’re here to help. Our cafés provide a relaxed, informal, safe, child-friendly, non-medical environment for families and their babies.

Baby Cafés are for mums who are

  • Pregnant and interested in breastfeeding
  • Already breastfeeding and want to meet other mums
  • Need answers to breastfeeding questions

Why not call in at one of our licensed Baby Café breastfeeding drop-ins.

 

Mother’s Charter

Baby Cafés are drop-in centres offering information and support for pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their families.

WHEN VISITING A BABY CAFÉ YOU CAN EXPECT…

  • A relaxed, informal, safe, child-friendly, non-medical environment.
  • For it to be a place where your breastfeeding relationship, at whatever stage, is valued, respected and protected.
  • To meet other breastfeeding mums.
  • To receive up-to-date information about breastfeeding, from staff knowledgeable and skilled in helping women breastfeed.
  • To be helped in a way that equips you to continue breastfeeding when you leave the Baby Café. This usually means staff will work with a ‘hands off’ approach, or work over your hands if necessary.
  • That all information, suggestions, books, leaflets, videos, demonstration aids, posters available will:
    -Be balanced and informative.
    -Help you in making informed decisions.
    -Support, protect and promote breastfeeding and the breastfeeding relationship.
  • To be supported in the decisions you make.
  • That staff will maintain records and liaise in a confidential manner with other local health professionals and the Baby Café head office as appropriate.
  • To be responsible for your children at all times.
  • For your feedback about the service to be welcomed and taken seriously.
  • To see a licence certificate displayed showing that the Baby Café is registered with the national charity.